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November 2016

Wisdom Prairie Workday—Prairie Seeding

November 5, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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You are invited to a special Friends of Wisdom Prairie workday on Saturday November 5, 2016. From 9:00 am until noon we will be planting about 3 acres of prairie, in 3 different locations. One is an old fence row where the fence and weedy trees and shrubs have been removed. This fence row is between two existing prairie restorations. A second location is the old driveway that used to lead to the farm house. The third location is in…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

November 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Volunteer at a Wisdom Prairie Workday

Join the party! Volunteer with the Friends of Wisdom Prairie at their workdays in 2016, on various Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. A snack will be provided. Register one day or more before the workday you wish to attend. Register online or Contact Greg Armstrong at garmstrong@benedictinewomen.org, 608-836-1631, x123. View a list of all workdays in 2016

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February 2017
$35

Land Management Conference

February 22 @ 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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Land Managers from South Central Wisconsin and beyond are invited to the Land Management Conference at Holy Wisdom Monastery on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Here is a look at the schedule and speakers for the day: 8:00-   8:30 am Registration Retreat & Guest House (RGH) 8:30-8:40 am Welcome and discussion of creating a community of land managers in our area RGH 113 Greg Armstrong, Director of Land Management and Environmental Education, Holy Wisdom Monastery 8:40-10:00 am Improved Management Methods for…

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March 2017

Wisdom Prairie Workday

March 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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April 2017

Wisdom Prairie Workday

April 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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April 12, 2017 workday canceled due to prairie burn We hope you can attend a different workday. 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…

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Evening tour

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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 evening tour in the early spring. It will provide the opportunity to see the emergence of vegetation, budding out of the trees, some early spring flowering prairie plants and migrating birds. With some luck, we might get to see the woodcock doing its mating dance. All in the enchanting light of dusk. Sylvia Marek, naturalist and Friends of Wisdom Prairie Council member and Greg Armstrong, director of land management and environmental education…

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Wisdom Prairie Workday

April 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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May 2017

Wisdom Prairie Workday

May 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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