Events – Programs and Field Trips

Audubon offers programs, field trips, activities, and workshops related to the environment.

Summer Evening Walks

Join us for Audubon’s Tuesday evening summer walks at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday, May 31, 6:30 pm, Eldorado Marsh
The .75 mile-long dike provides excellent wildlife viewing opportunities. (West on 23, east on Heinrich, north on Dike Road.) LeaderAdam Knueppel

Tuesday, June 7, 6:30 pm, Mullet Creek State Wildlife Area
Explore a rich array of wetland, forest, grassland, and farmland. Mullet Creek flows through the entire property, eventually joining the Sheboygan River.  Be prepared for the possibility of bugs and perhaps muddy conditions. Take Hwy 23 east several miles. Turn RIGHT on Pit Road (after Log Cabin Road). When Pit Road ends, turn left on Old Town Hall Road. Stay on Old Town Hall Road until it ends at Banner Road. Take a right on Banner Road. Banner will turn from a paved to a gravel road. Follow Banner Road until it ends in a gravel parking lot. Park here and look for Margie. Bring binoculars. Leader – Margie Winter

Tuesday, June 14, 6:30 pm, Shaginnappi County Park
The park is a natural area of 100 acres of wetlands, lakeshore, woods, and prairie and is situated adjacent to Columbia Park, sharing Calumet Harbor. Pipe Creek also winds through the park property. North on Hwy 151 to just north of Pipe. Turn left on Velvet Beach Road. Continue about ½ mile and turn into a parking lot on the left. LeadersDave and Kerry Sehloff

Tuesday, June 21, 6:30 pm, Ledge Hike and Yard Tour
Hike Oakfield Ledge (northern portion). Meet in small parking lot on Cty Y just beyond water tower. After the hike, join us for a Habitat Yard Tour in Oakfield, featuring a rain barrel system. Leader – Diana Beck

Tuesday, June 28, 6:30 pm, Marsh Haven Nature Center
See purple martin nestlings. Hike a section of the trail and see the nature center. Three miles east of Waupun on Hwy 49. Leader – Diana Beck

Tuesday, July 5, 6:30 pm, Habitat Yard Tour
The yard tour will start at N7141 Leonard Drive that features birdscaping. Then the group will move to 529 Willow Drive with many native plants. Leaders – Diana Beck and Evelyn McLean-Cowan

Tuesday, July 12, 6:30 pm, Lakeside Park West
Explore the new trail. Meet by the dog park. Leader – Margie Winter

Tuesday, July 19, 6:30 pm, Greenway Arboretum
Discover over two miles of beautiful nature trails along the Fond du Lac River on 24.5 acres in town. Through the efforts of ParkWatch and local citizen volunteers, restoration of native tree plantings and an oak savanna are in progress, along with new walking trails. Meet at the west side of the parking lot at the south Pick ’n Save store at 55 West Pioneer Road. Leader – Evelyn McLean-Cowan

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 pm, Izaak Walton League
N6491 County Road K. Go south ¼ mile on Hwy K from Hwy 23. Parking lot is on the left. This private property on the Ledge features an open forested area, wildflowers, and beautiful stream sites. Leader – Liz Roy

Tuesday, August 2, 6:30 pm, Kiekhaefer Park
W4235 Kiekhaefer Parkway. This park of 120 acres has wonderful trails through hilly, wooded terrain and is part of the Niagara Escarpment. Leader – Diana Beck

Tuesday, August 9, 6:30 pm, Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum
The Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum offers 37.5 acres of native prairie. It includes 55 kinds of native wildflowers and six species of grass, as well as a 3.5 acre formal arboretum of 250 native trees and 140 native shrubs. Meet in the east parking lot at the UW campus, 400 University Drive. Leader – Margie Winter

Tuesday, August 16, 6:30 pm, Habitat Yard Tour at Liz Roy Property
N5806 Esterbrook Road. Please ride share if possible. Explore a one and a half acre property that has reduced turf grass. The owner has introduced a few plants, but allows nature to take over. The back half acre is now wild and thick with dogwoods, prairie plants, milkweed, asters, coneflowers, etc. See a frog feeding. There will be a drawing for a dozen fresh backyard eggs from her chicken flock.

For more information on these events, call 920-922-7931 or email dianahbeck@gmail.com.

Explore Local Trails with Your Family

We encourage you and your families to explore some of the beautiful trails in our area on your own and with your families.

Kiekhaefer Park
Gottfried Prairie & Arboretum
Peebles Trail
Greenway Arboretum
Hobbs Woods
Shaginappi Park
Eisenbahn State Trail
Archer Thomas Olsen Trail at Lakeside Park West
Mascoutin Valley State Trail (Rosendale)
Northwoods (Rosendale)
Riggs Park (Ripon)