Thank you to the Madison community for 50 years of support.

Ox Pasture Hike

Julie Ainsworth leading a group out into the Ox Pasture in the spring time.

Treasure hunt hike

Young hikers following a treasure hunt along the Neck River.

Spring Birding

Birder Mike DiGiorgio leads a group in the early spring along the Summer Hill Trail.

Red-Shouldered Hawk with Chick

Photo by Dave Stephenson, near Indian Rock Shelters Trail

Mushroom Forest

Photo by Anne Elliott, 2011 photo contest, Ironwoods Preserve

Fairytale Forest

Photo by Emily Soboleski, 2011 photo contest, Shepherds Trail

Ox Pasture in the Early Morning

Photo by Natasha Barrow, 2011 photo contest

Ready for Takeoff

Photo by Deanna Broderick, 2011 photo contest, Ironwoods Preserve

Cedar Island

Photo by Joan O’Neill, view of Cedar Island looking toward the Sound from the East River

Wild Azalea

Photo by Karl Zoeckler, 2011 photo contest, Papermill Trail

Wood Frog

Photo by Geoffrey Giller

What to look for on the trail in November & December

DeerNOVEMBER Canada Geese honking across the sky. Old birds’ nests visible. Golden pods high on tulip trees. Witch Hazel in bloom. Last calls of Meadow Crickets. Deer herds gathering. Early snows.

DECEMBER  Orion visible. Wood Turtles go into hibernation. Ducks active as ponds start to freeze over. Mice feed on grass shoots and bark. Starlings flock. Redpolls, Goldfinches, Titmice appear.



Barry Haigis
1935 – 2014

We say goodbye to our longtime friend and supporter, Barry Haigis.



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