Summer and Fall Events for 2016


Join us for these Friends-sponsored events.  Unless otherwise stated, walks meet at the UWM Field Station on Blue Goose Rd.  Wading boots not needed; sandals not recommended.

Space is limited and pre-registration is requested.  To register click on the Events tab.   Walks are free and are open to the public; a $5 donation is appreciated.


Dragonflies and Butterflies for Beginners 

Sunday, August 7, 10:00 am to Noon

 Have you been wanting to learn about the intricacies and identification of dragonflies and butterflies? If so, then sign up for a walk with Kate Redmond at the north end of the Bog!  Bring binoculars. We'll meet at the Hwy 33 parking lot. (No restrooms) 


Saturday, August 20, 9:00 am - Noon

Wet areas provide the most diverse habitats for plants used by Great Lakes tribes.  Join ethnobotanist Lee Olsen to find out what can be learned from native-American names and botanical culture. He will also demonstrate utility uses (dyes, cordage, fiber, and construction), reveal medicinal plants, and have you sample food plants from the Bog. Bring good hiking shoes and dress for the weather. 

Introduction to the Ferns

Sunday, September 4, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, with naturalist Freda van den Broek  

Interested in learning about the natural history and structure of ferns?  Join Freda in search of ferns at the north end of the Bog.  Meet in the Hwy 33 parking lot.  (No restrooms)

Fall Potluck and Annual Meeting  

Sunday, October 2, 3:00 – 7:00 pm

Hikes at 3 PM and a picnic pot luck dinner at 5:30 PM.  FOCB will provide burgers, brats and beverages; please bring a dish to share.  The event will conclude with a campfire and brief annual meeting.

Walk in the Maple-Beechwoods 

Sunday, October 16, 12:30 - 3:00 pm, with Jim Reinartz

The maple-beech woods are spectacular in fall!  Join Dr. Reinartz, Director of the UWM Field Station at the Cedarburg Bog, and learn what makes this incredibly unique forest community tick.

Fall Owl Prowl

Friday, November 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm with Tom Uttech, Mary Holleback, and John O'Donnell

We will be in search of any and all owls present in the Bog at this time of year. Bundle up and bring binoculars and a small flashlight. 

How Do Trees Grow? 

Sunday, November 13, 12:30 - 3:30 pm, with Dr. Jim Reinartz

Part indoor talk and part outdoor walk. Come and discover the intricacies of how trees grow.


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Hiring a Part-Time Administrative Assistant!

The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, Inc, is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to help the organization with a variety of tasks to manage its operations and communicate with its members and the general public. It is a work-from-home position and the required monthly effort will average 15 hours per month, but can be anticipated as seasonally variable. Compensation will be $13-15 per hour.

Read more about full job description.

Send letter of interest/resumes/questions to , care of Bruce Ross, President, FOCB, by 21 June 2016.

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Update about Sunday's Winter Hike

Cedarburg Bog ice conditions along the route of the Winter Hike – as of Friday, 1/29/2016

Conditions may change by Sunday 1/31, but as of now the Bog is frozen and we are planning to hike to Long Lake and Donut Lake. The forecast for Sunday is for temperatures well above freezing and possibly rain, so expect soft, slushy, wet snow.

“Gripons”, or ice cleats, are not likely to be necessary, but it never hurts to bring them along if you have them.

Bog hikers must be willing to accept the risk associated with this hike off-trail in the Bog. There is always an unavoidable risk of tripping and falling. Glasses are always a good safety measure to avoid getting poked in the eye.

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Winter Events!

Winter is a great time to explore the Cedarburg Bog.

Come to our Winter Hike & Chili Potluck on January 31 to hike the Bog and enjoy chili with good friends. On March 5, join us for a co-hosted event with Riveredge and learn how to attract cavity-nesting birds like wrens, bluebirds, Wood Ducks and even owls to your yard at the Housing for Wildlife event. On the evening of March 11, attend our Owl Prowl to come and learn the calls and lifestyles of owls within the Bog. View all of our winter events. See you soon!

Please register by clicking Event Registration, viewing our Calendar of Events, emailing , or calling 262-675-6844.

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