Swamplovers Preserve -- Prairie Seed Collection
- 09/21/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
- 10/13/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please join Dane County Parks and Ice Age Trail volunteers and staff for a partnered seed collection at the beautiful Swamplovers Preserve! To learn more about this property and its relatively recent transition in ownership, visit https://www.iceagetrail.org/iata-entrusted-with-swamplovers-preserve/
Sign-Up is Required: https://signup.com/go/fzgCMRA
Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the prairie! The colors are changing and prairie seeds are ripe on the stem. Join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of harvesting seeds in various habitats – prairie, woodland, oak savanna all across the County at different parks each week. Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration. Join us for what will be a unique and rewarding experience.
You do not need to be experienced in plant ID or have any prior knowledge of seed collection - we will have an overview of each species we'll be collecting. Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a chaperone. Groups (students or other) need to contact Lars directly to register and talk over logistics.
Bring drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray, work gloves, and a snack, if desired. Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind working in – long sleeves and long pants are recommended. We will provide all other tools and collecting materials.
Covid-19 Guidelines: The CDC and WI DHS have issued new recommendations regarding the current Covid-19, Delta variant situation. We will be sanitizing shared equipment and ask that participants keep at least 6' of distance between each other. Masks will not be required while outdoors.
For further questions contact:
Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 email@example.com
Claire Lamberg (413) 313-6546 firstname.lastname@example.org
Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 email@example.com
Swamplovers Preserve, 5053 County Rd. KP Cross Plains, WI 53528
Meeting at the large shed off KP - if coming from Hwy 14 on KP, turn left to go under the wooden archway with deer antlers attached and follow road towards the shed.
ContactLars Higdon (608) 286-9497 firstname.lastname@example.org
Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer