Conservation Park Events

Conservation staff and volunteers host a number of events, workshops and projects throughout the year, including guided nature walks April through October.

Upcoming Dates

  • Saturday, June 26, 2021
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Outing | Edna Taylor | June 26

    Baby Bird Bonanza with Dane Gallagher ~ Join a naturalist for an easy family-friendly walk from Aldo Leopold Nature Center into beautiful Edna Taylor Conservation Park and enjoy a bit of nature education along the way. Walks through the Edna Taylor Conservation Park are held on the 4th Saturday, 10-11:30am of each month and begin at the Aldo Leopold Nature Center, 330 Femrite Drive. … Read more

  • Sunday, July 4, 2021
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Cherokee Marsh | July 4

    Frog and bug hop with Naturalist Guide Mary Binkley ~ Cherokee Marsh is Madison’s largest conservation park with three units - North, South and Mendota. Each month, year-round we explore the north unit's beautiful trails through the woodlands, wetlands and restored prairies along the Yahara ‘Catfish’ River. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society. … Read more

  • Saturday, July 10, 2021
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Owen | July 10

    History and Ecology ~ Explore Owen Conservation Park on gentle trails through historic oak openings on a hillside with an Ice Age kettle and along restored prairies with beautiful vistas on this high point overlooking the west side of Madison. Co-sponsored by Madison Parks, Madison Audubon Society, and the Friends of Owen Conservation Park. Free, family-friendly guided nature walks at Owen … Read more

  • Sunday, July 11, 2021
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Outing | Turville Point | July 11

    Birding at Turville Point with Dane Gallagher ~ 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 … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Owen Park in Fall