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May 2017

Wisdom Prairie Workday

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 9:00am on Wednesday, repeating until June 21, 2017

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Volunteer with the Friends of Wisdom Prairie at an upcoming workday. Help improve the ecological health of the land, meet new people, work outside with old friends and have fun. Meet at the monastery building entrance at 9:00 am and come prepared to work outside. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants a hat and gloves. We will work until noon, but will take a break mid-morning with a snack and conversation. Bring your friends! Register 1 days before the workday(s) you wish to attend.…

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Outing to Horicon Marsh

May 17 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Spring Bird Migration at Horicon Marsh  Several knowledgeable birders will accompany us on a trip to visit the largest fresh water cattail marsh in the United States. Enjoy seeking out some of the more than 280 species of birds Horicon Marsh has to offer. Bring your bird book and binoculars—let’s go birding! This outing includes a trip into the marsh aboard a pontoon boat, lunch at the Audubon Inn, time in the DNR Explorium museum and a naturalist led walking tour. Meet the bus…

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Spring prairie tour

May 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong for a tour of the prairies at Holy Wisdom Monastery. May is a wonderful time for a tour as we may see migrating warblers and other birds. We also hope to come across lupine, shooting star, prairie phlox and spiderwort in flower as we walk the prairie. Leaders Sylvia Marek, expert naturalist and one of the best birders in our area. Greg Armstrong, director of land management and environmental education at Holy Wisdom Monastery. No…

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$35

Dinner lecture

May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Yahara 2070: Exploring the Future of the Yahara Watershed Steve Carpenter, Professor of Zoology, Director of the Center for Limnology at UW­Madison and Recipient of theStockholm Water Prize, which is often called the Nobel Prize for Water, will share with you the complex issuesconfronting the Yahara watershed and possible future conditions of our lakes, streams and watershed. Cost $35/person Register Register by May 17, 2017. Register online Download registration form and return to: Friends of Wisdom Prairie Holy Wisdom Monastery…

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June 2017

Outing to Lake Mendota

June 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Cruise on Lake Mendota with an expert limnologist, John Magnuson. Details coming soon

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July 2017
Free

Evening tour

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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See wildlife and plants at dusk at Holy Wisdom Monastery. More details coming soon. No registration necessary, just come.

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Outing to Spring Green Prairie and Hemlock Draw

July 19 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for an outing to the Spring Green Prairie and Hemlock Draw led by Randy Hoffman. More details coming soon.    

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August 2017
$35

Dinner lecture

August 10 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for dinner and lecture: How the Geology of our Area has Influenced the Land, led by David Mickelson. More details coming soon.

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September 2017
Free

Prairie tour

September 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Autumn tour of the land at Holy Wisdom Monastery. More details coming soon. No registration necessary, just come.

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