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October 2016

Outing to International Crane Foundation and Aldo Leopold Shack

October 8, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Aldo Leopold Shack

The International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin leads the conservation efforts for all 15 species of cranes internationally. They have developed relationships and agreements around the world addressing the health of the landscapes that sustain not only cranes but also people and a wealth of biological diversity. We will see and learn about all of the crane species and their conservation. The Aldo Leopold Foundation is located on the Leopold farm in Sauk County where world-famous conservationist and environmental philosopher Aldo Leopold…

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April 2017

Evening tour

April 22, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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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May 2017

Outing to Horicon Marsh

May 17, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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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January 2018

Friends of Wisdom Prairie tour by snow shoe

January 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Snowshoe under the moon Enjoy the experience of seeing monastery land under the moon from snow shoes.  We can’t guarantee the moon will not be covered by clouds nor if there will be any snow on the ground. However, we will have a great time seeing the monastery from this perspective, no matter the weather, with naturalist and birder Sylvia Marek. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the monastery.  ( We have 13 pair – first come;…

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May 2018

Tour – Sights and sounds of spring

May 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Tour the monastery grounds and learn about the sights and sounds of spring.

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September 2018

Autumn tour

September 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Enjoy the beauty and interest of Holy Wisdom Monastery's natural lands in the autumn on a guided tour. Meet at the monastery building entrance after Sunday Assembly worship. Free. No registration necessary, just show up. All are welcome.

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October 2018

Friends of Wisdom Prairie Outing to Dells of the Eau Claire and Birds in Art Show

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Naturalist Sylvia Marek will lead us through the Dells of the Eau Claire County Park, where we hope to see some spectacular fall color and bold geologic features along the river. We will have a picnic lunch at the park, then drive to the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau to see the Birds in Art show. This may be the best bird art show anywhere. Limit 50 people. Cost: $75/person, includes bus, lunch and tours Registration: Registration closed.

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January 2019

Snowshoe under the moon tour

January 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Join us for a tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery land on snowshoes, under the moon.  Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong will be the tour guides. No registration necessary, just come. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair from the monastery on a first come, first served basis. Contact Greg Armstrong if you'd like to reserve snowshoes.

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April 2019

Grounds tour

April 27 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Sights and Sounds of Spring led by naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong Join us for a tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the spring when we can listen for the birds and frogs and see the exuberance of spring growth. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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