Binoculars Available to Borrow While Exploring at Holy Wisdom Monastery

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Amy Alstad, Director of Land Management and Environmental Education, uses binoculars on a trail at Holy Wisdom Monastery.

Friends of Wisdom Prairie is pleased to share a new opportunity: Holy Wisdom now has binoculars available for all to borrow.

Bird watching is a lovely activity that perfectly complements Benedictine spirituality. It invites you to appreciate the beauty of creation. It pairs well with silence, stillness and contemplation, and connects you to the many birds flourishing here as a result of our work caring for the earth.

To borrow a pair of binoculars, visit the front desk in the Monastery building and speak with the porter (front desk volunteer). Binoculars are available Monday-Friday starting at 10:00 am and must be returned by 2:00 pm.

Please keep in mind the following guidelines for usage:

  • Binoculars are only for use on our property. Please do not take them home or to another location.
  • Binoculars must be checked out and returned during hours the front desk is staffed with a porter. No after-hours or weekend returns! Please plan ahead.
  • Bird guides are available in the Friends of Wisdom Prairie collection in the Monastery library.
  • And last but not least: birds are incredible. Happy birdwatching!

This set of 12 binoculars was purchased with generous support from the Natural Resources Foundation of WI and Vortex Optics.

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