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Natural History & Ecology at Leopold's Shack

  • Aldo Leopold Foundation & The Shack E13701 Levee Road Baraboo, WI, 53913 United States (map)

Come visit the green-built Aldo Leopold Foundation building, as well as Leopold’s Shack, made famous in his book The Sand County Almanac. We will have a guided tour with Leopold Foundation staff and will be looking for early fall colors, late-blooming plants, and listening for birds along the way.

Bring your binoculars, clothing appropriate for being outdoors and indoors, bug spray and sunscreen if you wish, and a bag lunch.

Those who wish to carpool should meet at Waunakee Middle School (1001 South St, Waunakee) at 9:00am.

A $10 donation to the Aldo Leopold Foundation is required for this trip.

RAIN DATE: Sunday, October 13


  • Minimal walking required

  • Trail grade and number or type of trail impediments are ok for those with difficulty walking or wearing children in packs

  • Field trip leader is adept at birding by ear and can accommodate those with visual impairments


RSVP REQUIRED? YES. This trip limited to 20 people. Please contact Brenna ( or 608-255-2473) to reserve your spot.

FIELD TRIP LEADER: Led by Aldo Leopold Foundation guides. Coordinated by Levi Wood & Matt Reetz (phone 608-886-2785).

Photo by Al, Flickr Creative Commons

Earlier Event: October 10
Beyond Backyard Birding
Later Event: October 19
Fall Colors and Birds in Hemlock Draw