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Dane County Parks

North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Seed Collection

Event Dates

  • 10/19/2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • 10/26/2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Fall Prairie Seed Collection

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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 us for what will be a unique and rewarding experience.

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, a hat, 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.

As a note - like last year we are holding several seed collection events on the same day at different locations. Please make sure you know which event you will be attending before heading out!

Covid-19 Guidelines: Please remain at home if you are feeling unwell. Masks will not be required while outdoors.

For further questions contact:

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

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703 lamberg.claire@countyofdane.com

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

Location

North Mendota Wildlife Area Prairie Unit, 4911 County Hwy M, Waunakee, WI 53597
https://goo.gl/maps/6BTzAARMXZZW2huy6 

Contact

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

Categories: Health & Fitness, Volunteer