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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