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Dane County Parks

Holy Wisdom Monastery -- Prairie Seed Collection

Event Dates

  • 10/20/2021 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

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 Dane County and Holy Wisdom volunteers and staff for what will be a unique and rewarding experience during this partnered seed collection.

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 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Claire Lamberg (413) 313-6546 lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 otto.shane@countyofdane.com

Location

Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Rd., Middleton, WI 53562; upper parking lot
https://goo.gl/maps/55na3y78Ck16x38r8

Contact

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 higdon.lars@countyofdane.com 

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer