Check out our brochure for ways to get involved!
Upcoming restoration workdays in April
Wednesday April 2
Saturday April 5 and 19 with Middleton Highschool students
For more details visit our Restoration Volunteers page.
Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
Bird hike with Mike McDowell
April 17, 2014
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (stay later to wait for woodcock display)
Pheasant Branch Dane County Parking lot (fire number 4864, marker A on this online map) 1.2 miles north of Century Avenue on Pheasant Branch Road
Guide: Mike McDowell, exceptional local bird expert from Eagle Optics in Middleton
Back again, this spring program is a sure treat for anyone who enjoys seeing birds usher in the warm seasons. Mike has a remarkable skill for hearing, seeing and pointing out birds that many other's less-trained senses would surely miss. Have you ever seen the acrobatics of the woodcock? If you have or if you haven't, that alone is worth joining us for this hike!
This is a family friendly event. We will walk about one mile. Young children will need an adult to help them find birds and use binoculars. Please RSVP if you need to borrow binoculars at the event. 608-767-2394 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diane Hammer is a Middleton photographer who has exhibited extensively in the Madison area. She lives near Pheasant Branch and photos taken in the Conservancy are a feature of her work. She is highlighting Pheasant Branch in three separate venues in March and April.
Record your personal phenology observations in the 2014 Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Phenology Calendar. This year's calendar features photos and poetry by Middleton High School students as well as photos by local naturalist Mike McDowell. It also includes a checklist for seasonal animal and plant events, sunrise, sunset and weather data, and monthly nature notes.
The calendars make great gifts!
$12.95 for one calendar
$12.50 each for two or more delivered to the same address
Order online using PayPal or download and mail in the order form below.
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