Bird & Nature Outings

Turville Point Bird & Nature Outing with Chuck Henrikson

Discover nature by foot, paddle or pedal! Thanks to our nature expert volunteers, Madison Parks offers free, family-friendly Bird & Nature Outings at various park locations throughout the year. No registration is required. Participants are asked to wear appropriate clothing for the day, be prepared for mosquitoes when in-season, and wear footwear for the weather when hiking. Dogs are not permitted. Binoculars, cameras and children are welcome.

Thanks to the Madison Friends of Urban Nature (FUN) for their dedication and enthusiasm. Join the FUN! Contact Paul Noeldner, (608) 698-0104, with questions or to volunteer.

Upcoming Events

  • Saturday, August 7, 2021
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Tenney Park | August 7

    Special Pontoon Nature Tour ~ Enjoy seeing Madison's shorelines from a duck's point of view!  Free naturalist-guided MSCR Pontoon Nature Tours are offered first-come, first-served on Saturday, August 7 at 1pm and at 2:30pm. What natural landscapes for ducks and other birds and wildlife do you see at Tenney Park and along Madison's shorelines? What can you do to help save and create natural … Read more

  • Sunday, August 8, 2021
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Turville Point| August 8

    Mushrooms & Fungi with Kathlean Wolf ~  Follow rolling hiking paths through the Turville Point Conservation Park woodlands and prairie with beautiful vistas of Lake Monona and Monona Bay. Walks at Turville Point held on the 2nd Sunday every month are co-sponsored by Madison Bird City FUN partners, Madison Parks, Friends of Olin Turville and Madison Audubon Society. Meet at the Turville Point … Read more