UWM Field Station & Friends of Cedarburg Bog Summer & Fall Events for 2018

UWM Field Station & Friends of Cedarburg Bog Summer & Fall Events for 2018

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.  For directions or to register visit www.bogfriends.org (click on the Events tab), send an email to or call 262-675-6844.  Walks are free and are open to the public; a $5 donation is appreciated.


Introduction to the Ferns

Sunday, September 9, 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

What are ferns, and how and where do they grow? Naturalist Freda van den Broek will explain their natural history, structure, and identification. Meet at the north end of the Bog in the Hwy 33 parking lot.  (No restrooms)


Out of the Ice – Gifts from the Glaciers   

Saturday, September 22, 9:00 AM to noon 

Learn about the glaciers that covered Wisconsin and the gifts they left behind. Join naturalist Jim Ellis to explore the glacial landforms that contain and surround the Cedarburg Bog.


Stargazing at the Bog

Friday, October 5, 7:30 PM

Please come for a delightful evening of stargazing with Jeff Setzer from the Northern Cross Science Foundation. If all is clear, we should be able to observe the planets Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars along with other celestial sights such as the Hercules Cluster, the Ring Nebula, and Andromeda Galaxy.  Bring your binoculars!

Alternate date in the event of rain or overcast conditions: Friday, October 12, 7:30 PM.


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FOCB Annual Picnic and Celebration of the Cedarburg Bog

Sunday, October 7, 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Join with the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station in an afternoon celebratory experience entailing festive music, hikes, hay rides, a live reptile demonstration, pot luck dinner, and a camp fire.  

Starting at 1:00 pm, hike, hayride, music and reptile and amphibian display. Eat at 5:30 pm. 6:30 pm. ca

mpfire and FOCB annual meeting. The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog will supply brats, burgers and beverages; Please bring a dessert or side dish to share.

Come for the walk, the potluck or both!


Bird Banding

Saturday, October 13, 8:00 – 11:00 am

Bird banding has been part of research and education for decades in the Cedarburg Bog. Join the

 Friends of the Bog Board President Tim Vargo and the Urban Ecology Center banding team and witness first-hand the ins and outs of bird banding and the conservation importance of banding birds. Note: This event is weather dependent and will be cancelled in case of rain, temperature extremes, or high winds.


Friday, November 16, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

Join Mary Holleback, John O'Donnell, Nathaniel Reinartz and Tom Uttech as they search along the roads around the Field Station for resident and migratory owls. Bring binoculars and a small flashlight.

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