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Events Calendar

This calendar features events hosted by land trusts around the state. We do our best to keep this calendar of events updated, but sometimes events are canceled without our knowledge. Before you go to an event, check on the event details with the event host.

Thank you! Enjoy Wisconsin’s special places.

Celebrate the Longest Day of the Year with GLC!

Willow Creek Preserve New Jersey Ave, Sheboygan, WI, United States

Join Glacial Lakes Conservancy for their annual summer solstice event celebrating the longest day of the year!

Dane County Summer Solstice

Indian Lake County Park 8183 WI-19, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance for a summer solstice hike in the Halfway Prairie area.

Aquatic Creatures Discovery

Heins Creek Nature Preserve 7112 Highway 57, Baileys Harbor, WI, United States

Join the Door County Land Trust for a citizen science adventure at the Heins Creek Nature Preserve.

Conservation With The Franciscans

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross - Motherhouse 3110 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust in visiting with the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross Motherhouse and Sisters' Woods Conservancy.

Northwoods Land Trust’s Annual Meeting

Kemp Natural Resources Station - Connor Forestry Center 9161 Kemp Rd, Woodruff, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Northwoods Land Trust to celebrate a year in conservation!

Trailtessa 2024: Be MINDFUL

Hartland Ice Age Marsh Cottonwood Ave, Hartland, WI, United States

Enjoy a guided hike with the Ice Age Trail Alliance through the Hartland Marsh and tuning into all five senses as you explore this diverse habitat.

Butterflies and Wildflowers of Cherokee Marsh

Cherokee Marsh North Unit 6098 North Sherman Avenue, Madison, WI, United States

Observe and learn about butterflies on a midsummer morning walk with the Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance, Southern Wisconsin Butterfly Association, and Friends of Cherokee Marsh.

Washington Island Protected Lands Open House

Washington Island Washington Island, Wisconsin, United States

Come explore Door County Land Trust's beautiful protected lands on Washington Island through a series of naturalist guided walks.

Monarch Magic! – Monarch Rearing Workshop

Seno Woodland Center 3606 Dyer Lake Rd, Burlington, WI, United States

Join Seno K/RLT Conservancy and Sierra Club - Southeast Gateway Group to learn about the Monarch Butterfly’s life cycle, habitat, migration, and tagging.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival – ‘On Tour’

Three Lakes Center for the Arts 1760 Superior St, Three Lakes, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Northwoods Land Trust at the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, a nationwide tour to inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to change the world.

Yoga at the Mill House

Mill House Pavilion - Hildenbrand Nature Conservancy 398 Mill St, Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI, United States

Tap into your inner yogi and enjoy a fun beginner's class of yoga with Geneva Lake Conservancy.

2024 OWPP Paddle

Fowler Park 500 Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, United States

Join Tall Pines Conservancy for the 2024 Oconomowoc Watershed Protection Program (OWPP) Paddle.

Insect Day!

Prairie Haven S1287 WI-88, Alma, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Prairie Enthusiasts for an insect-focused farm tour at Prairie Haven in Buffalo county.

Canids of Wisconsin

Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue, La Pointe, WI, United States

Join Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve and speaker Jane Weber to learn all about Wisconsin's foxes, coyotes, and wolves!

Independence Day Events at Half Moon Lake

Half Moon Lake 200th Ave, Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, United States

Join the Half Moon Lake Conservancy for a day full of various Independence Day activities!

Trailtessa 2024: Be WILD

Lions Park S1515 WIS Hwy 87, Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, United States

This casual birding experience, offered by Ice Age Trail Alliance, includes guided kayaking and hiking.

Bat Ecology Cave Tours

Kickapoo Caverns Nature Preserve 54850 Rhein Hollow Rd, Wauzeka, WI, United States

Learn about the beneficial role of bats and the importance of protecting their native habitats on a guided cave tour at Kickapoo Cavern with Mississippi Valley Conservancy.

Summer Insect Celebration

Price Park Conservancy N6418 Hodunk Rd, Elkhorn, WI, United States

Discover and learn about local insects with Kettle Moraine Land Trust.

CLCF Nature Series: Raptors in Conservation

West Bend Town Hall 6355 County Rd Z, West Bend, WI, United States

Attend this Nature Series event for an interactive presentation featuring a bald eagle, hawk, owl, and falcon.

Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony & Celebration

Schmeeckle Reserve Pankowski: Amphitheater 2419 North Point Dr, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States

Celebrate 2024 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Bob Freckmann with Gathering Waters and North Central Conservancy Trust.

The Amazing World of Bats

Madeline Island Museum 226 Colonel Woods Avenue, La Pointe, WI, United States

Join Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve to learn about the bats of Wisconsin.

Field Trip for Kids: All About Owls!

Turville Point Conservation Park 1202 Olin-Turville Court, Madison, Wisconsin, United States

Grab the kids and join the Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance for a fun morning outdoors learning about owls!

Butterfly Discovery Event

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI, United States

Explore the beautiful world of butterflies with Landmark Conservancy guided by Beaver Creek Reserve naturalists Jim Schwiebert and Megan Giefer!

Cocktails for Conservation Cruise

Port Washington Harbor Dock 106 Lake St, Port Washington, WI, United States

Join the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust and the River Revitalization Foundation for a cruise on Lake Michigan.

Photography Day

Helen Rohner Children’s Fishing Park 159 Elkhorn Road, Williams Bay, WI, United States

Hone your photography skills with a free nature photography class offered by Geneva Lake Conservancy.

Buck Moon Celebration

Peterson Island Woods Preserve Oak Park Rd, Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States

Experience the full moon rise with Kettle Moraine Land Trust around a campfire with story selections from the Matheson Memorial Library.

Electrofishing at Black Earth Creek

H.M. Zander Community Nature Park 1724 Main St, Cross Plains, Wisconsin, United States

Join Groundswell Conservancy and the Wisconsin DNR for an electrofishing demonstration.

Waters for Wildlife Paddle

Root River Environmental Education Community Center 1301 West 6th St, Racine, Wisconsin, United States

Join Root Pike Watershed Initiative Network for trivia, kayaking, and a discussion about common water pollutants.

Summer Celebration

Yerkes Observatory 373 W Geneva St, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States

Hear from author and special guest speaker Doug Tallamy at Geneva Lake Conservancy's Summer Celebration.

Androne Woods Botany Blitz

Androne Woods 7101 W Cleophas Rd, Beloit, Wisconsin, United States

Identify all plant species that can be found off-trail at this Green-Rock Audubon Society property.

Family Education Day

White River County Park 6503 Sheridan Springs Road, Lake Geneva, WI, United States

Enjoy a raptor presentation with Geneva Lake Conservancy at this family-friendly event.

Goose Pond Prairies

Goose Pond Sanctuary W7503 Kampen Road, Arlington, WI, United States

Join Southern Wisconsin Bird Alliance for this mostly sitting tour of Goose Pond Sanctuary's restored mesic prairies.

The Buzz About Bees

Oak Road Nature Preserve 6391 Oak Road, Egg Harbor, WI, United States

Join the Door County Land Trust to discover the fascinating and overlooked world of native bees.

16th Annual Ride to the Barns

Camp Quad 6886 County Road Q (Hwy Q & Hwy 83), Hartford, WI, United States

Ride your bike with Tall Pines Conservancy during the 2024 Ride to the Barns, a benefit for farmland conservation in Lake Country.

Summer in the Sanctuary

Cook-Albert Fuller Nature Center 8166 State Hwy 57, Baileys Harbor, WI, United States

Explore the Ridges Nature Center and Hidden Brook Boardwalk with nature-themed stations during this family-friendly event.

Pollinator Walk at Willow Creek Preserve

Willow Creek Preserve New Jersey Ave, Sheboygan, WI, United States

Learn about the importance of pollinator diversity and prairie plants through this hike with the Glacial Lakes Conservancy.

Gardens & Gazing Event

Villa St. Joseph W2658 WI-33, La Crosse, WI, United States

Take in the beauty with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy of the La Crosse area blufflands on this ridgetop hike, followed by a garden tour and stargazing.

Cave of the Mounds Tour

Cave of the Mounds 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rd, Blue Mounds, WI, United States

Explore Cave of the Mounds with the Groundswell Conservancy on a free tour. Before touring the cave, learn how conservation plays a role in protecting this special place.

Summer Moon Rise Celebration and Campfire

Price Park Conservancy N6418 Hodunk Rd, Elkhorn, WI, United States

Celebrate the rise of the Sturgeon Moon with a campfire and story selections from the Matheson Memorial Library hosted by the Kettle Moraine Land Trust.

Trailtessa: Be CREATIVE – Bee Pollinator Helper

Milton Public Library & Story Gardens 430 E High St, Milton, United States

Ignite your artistic abilities to support pollinators with the Ice Age Trail Alliance. Create clay decorative stones and paint a large-scale mural celebrating bees.

Small Nature Photo Contest Reception

Green Grocer 24 W. Geneva St., Williams Bay, WI, United States

Celebrate the winners of Geneva Lake Conservancy's photo contest at a reception at Green Grocer. Refreshments provided.

Mane Event

Neubauer Farm 5551 Short Road, Racine, WI, United States

Search for scavenger hunt items on horseback. Ride your horse on marked trails through Caledonia Conservancy's private lands. Take a picture of items you find for raffle tickets.

Mumford Preserve Interpretive Hike

Mumford Preserve 180572 WI-52, Aniwa, WI, United States

Learn with the North Central Conservancy Trust about the glacial and geologic forces that shaped northeastern Marathon County during an interpretive hike at Mumford Preserve.

Autumn Gathering

Colman Woods W4486 N Lake Shore Dr, Williams Bay, WI, United States

Join this autumn gathering hosted by the Geneva Lake Conservancy at Colman Woods to hear from special guest speaker, author Dan Egan.

Mushroom Foray

To Be Determined WI, United States

Explore the fascinating world of fungi with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, as knowledgeable mycologists guide participants on a hike through a wooded property.

Nature Journaling at Hunner Preserve

Hunner Preserve Denmark, WI, United States

Improve your appreciation of different species through field sketching, the practice of drawing and note-taking in response to nature. Led by Rebecca Jabs and hosted by the Glacial Lakes Conservancy.

Ice Age Trail Crew Trailbuilding: Greenbush Segment, Sheboygan County

Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit Campbellsport, WI, United States

Craft brand-new tread and create a new route for the Ice Age Trail Alliance just south of Hwy 23, moving it from a paved multi-use trail to a beautiful landscape of deep kettles and big trees.

Oak Savanna Restoration Step-by-Step

Wild Oaks Preserve 277 Brunson Rd, Belleville, WI, United States

Hike and learn at an oak savanna restoration in progress at Wild Oaks Preserve, a collaborative project of Driftless Area Land Conservancy and BadgerLand Foundation.

Walk and Talk Field Series: Prairie Tour at Seno Kenosha/Racine Land Trust

Seno K/RLT Conservancy 3606 Dyer Lake Road, Burlington, WI, United States

Stroll through the Seno Woodland Center’s prairie restoration to learn about prairie ecology and efforts to preserve this incredible habitat. A collaboration with the Kettle Moraine Land Trust and the Seno Kenosha/Racine Land Trust.

Moon Rise Celebration – Harvest Moon

Beulah Bluff Preserve N9026 Bakavi Way, East Troy, WI, United States

Celebrate the rise of the Harvest Moon with the Kettle Moraine Land Trust where there will be a campfire and story selections from the Matheson Memorial Library.

Annual Harvest Dinner & Anniversary Celebration

Bukolt Lodge 100 Bukolt Avenue, Stevens Point, WI, United States

Enjoy an evening of celebration of the North Central Conservancy Trust's 30th anniversary and conservation success in Central Wisconsin with live music, local food, silent auction, drinks, and friends.