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May 2017

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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July 2019

Grounds tour

July 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Summer in the Prairie Join naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong on a summer tour of the Holy Wisdom Monastery grounds. We will have a chance to enjoy the exuberance of growth and vibrant colors of the prairies. All are welcome. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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August 2019

Outing to Nachusa Grasslands

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
$75

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie on this unique outing to the Nachusa Grasslands in Franklin Grove, Illinois. Learn about this 3,800 acre grassland featuring a large remnant prairie, woodlands and wetlands—one of the most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois. In 2014 the Nature Conservancy reintroduced bison to this successful prairie. We will visit the prairie, the bison and the visitor center. Bus transportation and box lunch will be provided. Maximum 50 people. Bring binoculars. Date/times: Tuesday, August 6, 2019…

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October 2019

Grounds Tour: Autumn Color Tour

October 13 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

This tour of Holy Wisdom Monastery lands in the autumn will give us a chance to enjoy the brilliant colors of trees and the many vivid colors of the prairie flowers. Naturalist Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong lead the tour. No registration necessary, just come and bring your friends!

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