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Grassland Ecology Tour

  • Goose Pond Sanctuary W7503 Kampen Road Arlington, WI, 53911 United States (map)

Grasslands result from a combination of frequent drought, browsing by herbivores, and fire. Due to their high agricultural value, almost all of the original prairie has been converted to row crop with less than 0.1% remaining. Learn how to maintain grassland systems, their benefits to wildlife, and how to help from your own back yard.

The tour will meander through some of Goose Pond's finest prairie restorations. Blooms of all colors will be present including wild bergamot (pink), butterflyweed (orange), wild quinine (white), and dozens more.

RAIN/SNOW DATE: Wednesday, August 7


  • Trail grade and #/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: Mark Martin (608-333-9645, and Graham Steinhauer


Header photo by Kelly Colgan Azar

Earlier Event: July 10
Evening at Rettenmund Prairie
Later Event: August 3
Wild Bumble Bee Walk