August 20 — 10:00 am-3:00 pm: Urban Horticulture Field Day
New Program: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. At 8:00am, a Beginners Bird Walk and Bird Survey will be held, hosted by David Drake, Extension Wildlife Specialist, and Marsha Lisitza, local bird expert. They will lead a morning walk and a beginning bird survey program—remember to bring your binoculars! Meet in the parking lot next to the garden. Park across the dumpster near the hay barn. Then, stay and join the fun at the field day!
Get new ideas and answers to perplexing problems, sample fresh produce and tour one of the area’s most extensive collections of flower and vegetable varieties, including many that haven’t yet appeared in seed catalogs, listen to the Madison Flute Club perform their Spring Concert from 10:30 to 11:30, taste and watch sauerkraut being made, “Silly Soil and Crazy Caterpillar” Sundaes will be available for the kids, Rocket Balloons, Fortune Fish, as well as a treasure hunt, and UV Bead, bracelet making—all at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station, 8502 Mineral Point Road, Verona. More details to come! Admission and parking are free. The field day is sponsored by UW-West Madison Agricultural Research Station staff, researchers at the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Extension staff, and Master Gardener Volunteers.