ARBORETUM NEWS (FRIENDS OF THE ARBORETUM)

Visit a songbird banding station and tour Anderson Japanese Gardens on September 14

FRIDAY, MAY 14, 2010

Fall is the perfect time to see a wide variety of migrating birds up-close as you observe experienced volunteers check nets, band and release birds at the Sandbluff Bird Observatory.

Then, enjoy a gourmet lunch at Cliffbreakers, overlooking the Rock River.

This day trip includes an afternoon tour of Anderson Japanese Gardens, ranked the top Japanese garden in North America.

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Located between Lake Wingra and the West Beltline Highway at 1207 Seminole Highway, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum features the restored prairies, forests and wetlands of pre-settlement Wisconsin. This 1,260-acre arboretum also houses flowering trees, shrubs and a world-famous lilac collection. Educational tours for groups and the general public, science and nature-based classes for all ages and abilities, and a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for groups, families and individuals are available.