The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog (FOCB) is seeking a limited term Buckthorn Control Field Assistant to assist the Project Manager with executing the terms of a grant provided to the FOCB by the Environmental Protection Agency intended to clear a significant portion of the Cedarburg Bog of invasive Buckthorn.
This position is a limited term position working for the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog (FOCB). The FOCB will consider applicant packages in August and September 2016 and plan to hire and orient the person selected to fill this position in September or October 2016.Add a comment >
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.
PLEASE - NO PETS ALLOWED
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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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.Add a comment >
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.> Add a comment >