Summer & Fall Events for 2019

Join us for these Friends-sponsored events.  Unless otherwise stated, walks meet at the UWM Field Station on 3095 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.


International Bog Day Walk and Talk

Sunday, July 28, 9:00 AM – Noon

Join us as we explore and discuss the ecological significance of the Cedarburg Bog and bogs around the world. Birds, flowers, and bog history will be on the docket while walking through various ecosystems.


Bog Ethnobotany: Plant Use by Great Lakes Native Americans

Sunday, August 11, 9:00 AM – Noon

Into the Bog and through the woods, join ethnobotanist Lee Olsen in search of plants used by the Great Lakes Nations for food, medicine, basket weaving, dyes, and technology. Bring your taste buds!

Plants from an Evolutionary Standpoint

Sunday, August 25, 9:00 AM - Noon

Join Paul Engevold on a "bog walk" not only to botanize but also to explore the fascinating evolutionary relationships within the plant world. A short presentation will be followed by a walking tour of the bog to hunt for plant specimens representing the major plant groups. 

Mushrooms and Other Fleshy Fungi

Saturday, September 7, 1:00 to 4:00 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of mushrooms with retired UWM Waukesha Professor Alan Parker who will beguile you with everything you ever wanted to know about mushrooms - including where to find morels! This is a walk and talk with an emphasis on fungal ecology and identification.

FOCB Annual Meeting & Celebration of the Cedarburg Bog

Sunday, September 29, 3:00 - 6:30 PM 

Join with the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station for the annual fall hike, pot luck picnic, and a camp fire.    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!

A Walk in the Maple Beechwoods

Sunday, October 20, 9:00 AM - Noon

The Cedarburg Beech Woods is a State Natural Areas at the UWM Field Station.  Hikers will enjoy the fall colors as Jim Reinartz explores this mature forest.

Fall Owl Prowl

Friday, November 9, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Join Mary Holleback, John O'Donnell, Nathaniel Reinartz, Matt Learned and Tom Uttech as they search for resident and migratory owls. Bring binoculars and a small flashlight.


How Trees Grow

Sunday, November 17, 9:00 AM – Noon

Enjoy the forest but want to learn more?  Jim Reinartz will explain the special ways trees grow.   This event will start in the classroom and then we will venture out to the woods.

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