Registrations taken for May activities at bog

A variety of activities for May have been announced by the Friends of the Cedarburg Bog.

Pets are not allowed on the walks, which are free. However, a $5 donation is suggested.

To register for the events, visit www.bogfriends.org and click on the events tab, call 675-6844 or email fieldstn@uwm.edu.

The field station is at 3095 Blue Goose Rd.

The events include:

A hike to find “Frogs and Maybe Woodcocks” from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight.

A hike to enjoy spring in the bog will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, May 5.

Naturalist Kate Redmond will lead the hike.

Phenological monitoring at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Field Station will be discussed from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 11.

Phenology, the study of the timing of events in the life cycles of plants and animals, such as leafing out and flowering of plants or egg laying in birds, will be discussed during a walk in the woods with Gretchen Meyer, Mark Schwartz and Alison Donnelly.  

A Mother’s Day spring migrant bird walk will be held from 7 to 9 a.m. Sunday, May 13.

Peter Dunn, a UWM ornithologist, will lead the bird walk. Participants are asked to bring binoculars and dress for the weather.

A discussion of ethnobotany will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 26.

Ethnobotanist Lee Olsen will discuss what can be learned from the Indian names for various plants, demonstrate utilitarian uses for them as well as medicinal uses, and identify food plants.

Participants should wear good hiking shoes.

A Memorial Day bird walk will be held from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Monday, May 28 to view the final wave of migrating warblers and vireos and a new wave of flycatchers.

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