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Dane County Parks: Prairie Seed Collection at Ice Age Junction Reddan Unit

October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the prairie! The colors are changing and prairie seeds are ripe on the stem. Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration.

Event Description:

Led by Dane County Parks, join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of harvesting seeds along the Ice Age Trail in Verona.

You do not need to be experienced in plant ID or have any prior knowledge of seed collection – we will have an overview of each species we’ll be collecting. Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a chaperone. Groups (students or other) should contact Lars Higdon directly to register and talk over logistics.

Event Details: https://parks-lwrd.countyofdane.com/Event/Detail/1114

What to Bring:

Bring drinking water, sunscreen, bug spray, work gloves, and a snack, if desired. Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind working in – long sleeves and long pants are recommended. Dress for the weather. We will provide all other tools and collecting materials.


Date: Wednesday, October 20th

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

We will meet at 9:00 am and may drive or walk to a location within the park – please arrive on time. If you are unable to come or are running late, please email or call one of us to let us know.


Ice Age Junction Reddan Unit, 6874 Cross Country Rd., Verona, WI 53593

See location in Google Maps

We will meet at the Ice Age Trailhead, adjacent to the parking lot of the soccer fields complex.

Covid-19 Safety Guidelines:

The CDC and WI DHS have issued new recommendations regarding the Covid-19, Delta variant. We will be sanitizing shared equipment and ask that participants keep at least 6′ of distance between each other. Masks will not be required while outdoors.

For further questions, contact:

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 [email protected] 

Claire Lamberg (413) 313-6546 [email protected]

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 [email protected]


October 20, 2021
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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