Events & Classes: Walks

  • Phenology

    Sunday, March 1 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Aldo Leopold and his graduate students kept journals to record the timing of natural events. Check for early spring events with the naturalist.

  • Full Moon Walk

    Thursday, March 5 • 6 pm – 7:30 pm

    The March full moon was called Coon Mating Moon by the Ho-Chunk. Other names include Sap Moon or Worm rising Moon. Pioneers considered the March full moon the last full moon of winter.

  • Walking in Leopold’s Footsteps

    Sunday, March 8 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    See where Aldo Leopold, the Arboretum’s first research director, conducted his famous phenological research from 1935-1945 and where he helped to establish the first-ever restorations of Wisconsin’s natural ecosystems.

  • Family Walk: Mud

    Sunday, March 8 • 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

    Mud isn’t just for pies; it is also a great place to see animal tracks. What is mud anyway, and why is there so much of it in spring? Just maybe not yet.

  • Nightwalk: Skydance

    Saturday, March 14 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm

    The American woodcock is a funny-looking bird that has an amazing spring ritual for attracting mates. We can never guarantee that wildlife will appear on cure, but we can usually hear and see woodcock performances near the Arboretum Visitor Center.

  • Looking for the Green

    Sunday, March 15 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Could Mother Nature be Irish? She always begins to show some green around this time of year. We’ll search for it!

  • Spring Equinox Night Walk

    Friday, March 20 • 6:30 pm – 8 pm

    Join the naturalist for sunset on the first day of spring, halfway between the winter and summer solstices.

  • Awakening Land

    Sunday, March 22 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    We will look for buds swelling, the return of birds such as sandhill cranes and turkey vultures, and indications of mole and worm activity in the thawed soil.

  • Early Migrants

    Sunday, March 29 • 1 pm – 2:30 pm

    Birds are returning from the south. Neo-tropical migrants spend the winter in Central and South America, then return here to nest.We will look for early migrants, and early nesters among our yearlong residents.