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Prairie Enthusiasts

Volunteers protecting and restoring prairies and oak savannas in the upper Midwest. Local chapter restoring more than 1,000 acres at 39 sites. Field trips April-Sept. on a range of topics: grassland birds, butterflies, prairie restoration. Free and open to the public; see website for calendar. nature environment green
Circle Sanctuary
PO Box 9, Barneveld, 53507
200-acre nature sanctuary near Blue Mounds for those interested in nature spirituality, ecofeminism, folkways, ecopsychology. Open to visitors at events including the annual Earth Day Festival and multicultural celebrations of the cycles of moon, sun and seasons. Work includes songbird preservation and research, prairie restoration, wetland conservation, woodlands preservation, and maintaining the green Circle Cemetery. nature environment green spirituality
Cave of the Mounds
2975 Cave of the Mounds Road, Blue Mounds, 53517
National Natural Landmark; a limestone cavern containing numerous mineral formations. nature parents activities daytrips
Glenwood Park
602 Glenway St., 53711

Restored 19th-century ramble-style children's park originally designed by noted landscape architect Jens Jensen. park nature parents activities
Schumacher Farm
6 miles north of Madison and 1 mile east of Waunakee on Hwy. 19/113
Prairie restoration, historic farmhouse and buildings, heirloom garden, public educational events. nature parents activities
Nature Conservancy Wisconsin Chapter
633 W. Main St., 53703
Funds, protects and maintains the Earth's rare species and natural communities by preserving the land. Most nature reserves are open to the public for passive recreation. Field trips and other events; see calendar on website. nature environment conservation
Aldo Leopold Nature Center
300 Femrite Dr., Monona, 53716
Offers interactive nature programs for families and children, including school, family and scout programs, summer camps, and special events. Trails are open dawn to dusk; center hours are 9 am-4 pm Mon.-Fri.; Family Trailside Backpack program and volunteer opportunities available. tour nature environment
Department of Natural Resources
101 S. Webster St., 53707
888-936-7463, 608-266-2621
State parks and forests, hunting, fishing, camping, environmental concerns. camping parks state nature environment hunting fishing
Vilas Zoo
Henry Vilas Park, 702 S. Randall Ave., 53715
Ronda Schwetz, Zoo Director, 608-266-4732
Free. Hours: 9:30 am-5 pm daily. Children's zoo open year-round. nature parents activities
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