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Bird & Nature Adventures | Starkweather Creek Area
February 17 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Winter Seed Greenhouses ~ Join Naturalist Paul Noeldner for a free fun educational family friendly hands-on activity to learn about native Wisconsin wildflowers seeds and take some home. Bring along a sled if you have one and enjoy some winter fun on Sled Hill and hot cocoa and smores around a campfire! Did you know native wildflower seeds need to freeze and thaw or “cold stratify” to germinate? Learn how to make a simple Winter Native Wildflower Seed Greenhouse from a plastic jug and some potting soil and take it home to set outside to ‘stratify’ and plant the new shoots in Spring! Native seeds and materials will be provided. We may take a short walk to observe some wildflower plantings at Olbrich Gardens.
Meeting Location: 3301 Atwood Avenue, meet at the Olbrich Park Sled Hill parking lot by Lake Monona
Outings in the Starkweather Creek area vary each month – be sure to check the starting location. Adventures typically at 10:00am on the 3rd Saturday of the month, year-round, and frequently start at the Goodman Community Center, unless noted otherwise. Outings include nature walks, canoe/kayak adventures, bicycling tours, and more, and are sponsored by the Madison Friends of Urban Nature , Madison Parks, Goodman Community Center , Madison Audubon Society , and Friends of Starkweather Creek . No registration is required. Pets are not allowed.