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Julie Raasch

EVENTS AND SEASONAL PROGRAMS

All events are open to the public and open to participants of all ages unless indicated otherwise. Many of our events will take you to private lands and will showcase well-managed, protected habitats of all kinds.

Upcoming Events

All events are open to the public and open to participants of all ages unless indicated otherwise. Many of our events will take you to private lands and will showcase well-managed, protected habitats of all kinds.

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Summer Property Tours

Our summer property tours and potlucks are the cornerstone (or better said "keystone") of our BMAP community. Each summer we organize three potluck outings to BMAP member properties. Gather with us to share land management techniques, hear habitat preservation stories, and hike through varied landscapes in camaraderie with other BMAP members.

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Walk with a Naturalist

Join us for a Walk with a Naturalist! You will meet a naturalist at a local, public natural area for a two-hour walk to explore the area and discuss plant life, birds, butterflies or wildlife we may encounter along the way. Nurture your curiosity and join us to learn about these places that are available to you.

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Workshops and Special Events

We occasionally organize and offer classes and workshops on plant ID, trail building, seed starting, conservation legacy options, or other "habitat preservation on private lands" educational activities. Open and active workshops can all be found listed below in our Upcoming Events.

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Winter Conversations:
Winter Lecture Series

In the long, winter months of February and March BMAP hosts a series of three lectures presented by conservation professionals, storytellers, advocates, or educators. Though the themes or topics vary, they all help illuminate our shared dedication and connection to the Southwestern WI landscape.

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Events

Upcoming Events

  • Property Tour - Jerome and Jackie Helmenstine
    Property Tour - Jerome and Jackie Helmenstine
    Sat, Jun 08
    Blue Mounds
    Jun 08, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CDT
    Blue Mounds, 4785 Co Rd FF, Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USA
    In the family since 1897, the Helmenstine's 305 acre homestead is an excellent example of how government policy and private land stewardship can work wonders for prairie and oak savanna habitat.
  • Walk with a Naturalist - Shea Wetland
    Walk with a Naturalist - Shea Wetland
    Sat, Jun 22
    Barneveld
    Jun 22, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Barneveld, 3095 Mounds View Rd, Barneveld, WI 53507, USA
    Join BMAP as we tour wetland and prairie habitats stewarded by The Prairie Enthusiasts!
  • Property Tour - Mary Michal
    Property Tour - Mary Michal
    Sat, Jul 13
    Barneveld
    Jul 13, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Barneveld, 5216 Middle Earth Rd, Barneveld, WI 53507, USA
    Come join us on a walk through 67 acres and 25 years of dry forest management, including some excellent examples of spring/seep habitats.
  • Property Tour - Taliesin
    Property Tour - Taliesin
    Sat, Aug 10
    Spring Green
    Aug 10, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Spring Green, 5607 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588, USA
    Come enjoy a hiking tour of the of the landscapes and natural communities surrounding Taliesin that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright! (Note: Walking tour excludes paid tours of Taliesin buildings)
  • Walk with a Naturalist - Lodi Marsh State Natural Area
    Walk with a Naturalist - Lodi Marsh State Natural Area
    Sat, Sep 28
    Lodi Marsh (Robertson Trailhead)
    Sep 28, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Lodi Marsh (Robertson Trailhead), Lodi, WI 53555, USA
    Join BMAP as we tour a wide range of habitats incorporated within the Lodi Marsh State Natural Area
  • Natural Communities of Southwestern WI Class (2024)
    Natural Communities of Southwestern WI Class (2024)
    Date and Time: See Schedule
    Locations: See Schedule
    Date and Time: See Schedule
    Locations: See Schedule
    This is an exclusive opportunity for BMAP and Botanical Club of WI members to work on plant ID, to become familiar with the plant communities of southwestern WI, and to learn in camaraderie. https://www.bluemounds.org/natural-community-class
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