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Goose Pond Sanctuary Butterfly Count
9:00 AM09:00

Goose Pond Sanctuary Butterfly Count

The annual Goose Pond Sanctuary Butterfly Count will be held on Monday, July 2, 2018! This count is part of the Mud Lake National Butterfly Count, and is one piece of a network of counts held throughout the country to document the diversity and abundance of our scaly-winged friends each year. Celebrate Goose Pond's 50th anniversary by participating in this fun, memorable event!

All are welcome to participate and butterfly identification expertise is not required. We will provide you with resources (nets, guides, etc.) that will help you with the count. Meet at the MAS Goose Pond Sanctuary Kampen Road residence (W7503 Kampen Road, Arlington) at 9:00 a.m. We will divide into teams and count butterflies till noon, then we will head out for lunch and back at it after lunch till 4:00 p.m.

No need to RSVP, just show up!

Cover photo by Arlene Koziol

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Goose Pond 50th Anniversary Talk with Laura Erickson
2:00 PM14:00

Goose Pond 50th Anniversary Talk with Laura Erickson

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Join us in a celebration of birds, habitat restoration, and what they mean to the heart with a presentation by Laura Erickson, who created Goose Pond's first bird list (223 species!) in 1978.

Laura Erickson, author 11 books about birds, and is a Science Editor at Cornell Lab of Ornithology, columnist and editor for BirdWatching magazine, and host/producer of "For the Birds" radio program.

More information coming soon!

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Wingspan Open House
1:00 PM13:00

Wingspan Open House

Wingspan Observation Pavilion
Open House


Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Goose Pond Sanctuary
Prairie Lane, Arlington, WI

Goose Pond Sanctuary is now home to Wingspan, a beautiful observation platform overlooking the wildlife and flora of Goose Pond and the surrounding Bicentennial Prairie. Wingspan will be completed in late October and opened to the public for an Open House on Sunday, October 29. Bring your friends, your family, and your hiking boots to explore the beautiful landscape, peek through the spotting scopes at local wildlife, and take a rest under the wings of Wingspan.

Free, family-friendly, and open to the public.

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