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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, December 10, 2022
    2:30pm to 4:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Owen

    Nature as Classroom with Beth Whitaker ~ Owen Conservation Park is a living nature classroom for a variety of citizen science and academic research projects. Join Beth Whitaker for a free family-friendly guided walk to see Owen Park for yourself and places where projects are happening such as the Bluebird Trail boxes around restored prairies where Bumblebee Brigade and Monarch Tagging Research … Read more

  • Sunday, December 11, 2022
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Turville Point

    Magic of Winter with Andria Blattner ~ Join Naturalist Andria Blattner with Friends of Olin Turville on a guided walk to discover the magic of nature in winter at Turville Point and learn about the plants and animals that call it home. We will follow the winding trails past old oaks to the hilltop restored prairie and majestic pines where Great Horned Owls nest in winter as snow falls around … Read more

  • Saturday, December 24, 2022
    10:00am to 11:30am

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Edna Taylor

    Nature's Gifts with Paul Noeldner ~ Join Master Naturalist Paul Noeldner for a free fun family-friendly guided tour of the beautiful nature trails at Aldo Leopold Nature Center and Edna Taylor Conservation Park. What are some favorite things you like to see and do in nature? What are some gifts nature gives back to us?  Make a Pine Cone Feeder ornament for the birds and a winter native … Read more

  • Sunday, January 1, 2023
    1:30pm to 3:00pm

    Bird & Nature Adventures | Cherokee Marsh, North

    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, Sierra Club and Madison Audubon Society. Follow North Sherman Ave. to the parking … Read more

  • Saturday, January 14, 2023
    4:30pm to 7:30pm

    Candlelit Snowshoe Hike

    In partnership, Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Monona Parks & Recreation & Madison Parks present this wonderful snowshoe event! Hundreds of softly glowing lights illuminate the trails through Aldo Leopold Nature Center, Edna Taylor Conservation, and Woodland Park. Snowshoe or hike and enjoy a roaring bonfire outside. All ages are welcome. •PARKING INFO & FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE: Only handicap parking … Read more



A Conservation Tour Group

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit

Owen Park in Fall

Edna Taylor Conservation Park