Experience Fall Migration on the Mississippi River


Don’t miss this opportunity to travel with fellow members of the Friends and explore our area’s natural beauty with like-minded individuals while learning from experienced guides.

Explore Wetlands and Wildlife of the Mississippi River by Riverboat
Tuesday, November 11

Join the Friends for a unique three-hour, expertly narrated riverboat tour of the Upper Mississippi.

This tour offers visitors a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the scenic beauty and natural wonders of the Upper Mississippi River in the comfort of the Mississippi Explorer, a US Coast Guard-inspected eco-boat, a specially designed, enclosed and heated vessel (with on-board restrooms) offering protection from inclement weather while providing exceptional views.

Click here to learn more and download a registration form

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.