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Cherokee Marsh is the largest wetland in Dane County, Wisconsin. The marsh is located just upstream from Lake Mendota, along the Yahara River and Token Creek (map).

The Friends of Cherokee Marsh formed in 2006 to protect, preserve, and restore the beauty, value, and health of Cherokee Marsh and the upper Yahara River watershed.

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Events

Monthly Bird and Nature Walk

Sunday, Mar 1, 1:30 – 3 pm
Sunday, Apr 5, 1:30 – 3 pm
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First Sunday of every month, 1:30 – 3 pm

Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. Get directions.

Free, family-friendly bird and nature walks. Sponsored by Madison Parks, the Friends of Cherokee Marsh and Madison Audubon Society.

Garlic mustard pull

Saturday, April 11, 12 noon – 3 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. Get directions.

Make room for native wildflowers by helping to pull garlic mustard on the hill. No experience needed. Sponsored by the Madison Area Weed Warriors.

Evening at Cherokee Marsh

Friday, April 17, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. Get directions.

We are likely to see cranes, observe the courtship flight of woodcock and snipe, and see several spring migrants. Binoculars recommended. This trip is cosponsored by Madison Audubon. More information.

Warbler walk

Wednesday, May 6, 6 – 8 am
Cherokee Marsh Conservation Park, North Unit, 6098 N. Sherman Ave. Get directions.

Join us for an early morning walk to look for colorful warblers and other spring migrants. Binoculars recommended. This trip is cosponsored by Madison Audubon.

Bees and other pollinators

Here are some links provided by Dr. Hannah Gaines Day, the speaker at January’s annual meeting.

Bee conservation

The Xerces Society

Honey bee health

Bee Informed Partnership

Project Apis m

Insect identification

Bug Guide

Discover Life

Citizen Science Projects

The Great Sunflower Project

Bee Spotter