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May 2020

POSTPONED – Sights and Sounds of Spring Tour

May 9, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
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August 2020

Butterfly Action Week

August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 8, 2020

Holy Wisdom Monastery*, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Take a self-guided butterfly walk on Wisdom Prairie. Holy Wisdom is one of the sites for Butterfly Action Week, a virtual Olbrich Garden butterfly program. On August 4, 6, 7, and 8 from 10 am - 12 pm, volunteers will provide tips for butterfly viewing and hand out a one page guide to the butterflies you are most likely to see here this time of year. If you miss these morning viewing times, pick up a guide at the kiosk…

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October 2020

Fall Color Tour

October 4, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Come and enjoy the beauty of the prairies, savannas and woodlands in the autumn.  We might even see some birds and bees and other critters that live at Holy Wisdom Monastery.  The prairie plants will be putting a lot of energy into food storage in their root system so that they can survive the winter and spring up again next year.  The trees will shed their leaves to reduce water loss in the winter when the ground is frozen.  Please…

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POSTPONED – Caring for Common Ground

October 10, 2020 - October 11, 2020
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Caring for Common Ground Education for Spiritually-based Ecological Restoration Program postponed - due to current restrictions of group gatherings we are postponing this program until June 2021 People from diverse spiritual/religious (and non-religious) traditions are invited to learn together how to heal the land and restore relationships and spirit! Workshop Topics: Dialogue about intersections of faith and contemplative spirituality, ethics, and environmental care Hands-on experience in land care Strategies for engaging others in spiritual ecological action Reflection and fellowship Come…

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February 2021

Indigenous Arts and Sciences: Ecological Restoration Education with Indigenous WI Tribes

February 10 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual, Event takes place online WI
$16

The Friends of Wisdom Prairie invite you to join us for a presentation on Indigenous Arts and Sciences. This webinar will be hosted via Zoom on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021 from 12:00-2:00 pm. The program will focus on Indigenous Arts and Sciences, a statewide collaboration between five Wisconsin tribes and the University of Wisconsin that aims to combine science with indigenous knowledge and culture. We will learn about inspiring collaborations that address social justice, equity and offer Ho-Chunk perspectives on…

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March 2021

Rivers and Drifts: Natural Processes and Patterns in Designed Places

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual, Event takes place online WI
$18

Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for this virtual lecture This talk will explore how we can celebrate the patterns and processes of wild landscapes, and mimic them in the context of intentionally-designed gardens and landscapes. We will see examples of landscapes that Darrel has designed, drawing on inspiration from naturally-evolving landscapes. These will include the Native Plant Garden at the UW-Madison Arboretum, as well as the Native Flora Garden in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and The Old Stone Mill…

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April 2021

Kids on the Prairie

April 25 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Earth Week Walk for Kids This Sunday after Sunday Assembly, we invite children and their parents or grandparents to celebrate Earth Week with a walk on the monastery grounds. Kids On the Prairie walks are a chance for kids ages 5 to 15 to explore parts of the monastery grounds with a naturalist. Children 3-4 are also welcome with parent support. This month we will feature burned areas, signs of spring all around and whatever engenders a sense of wonder…

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May 2021

Great Wisconsin Birdathon

May 8
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

Wrens of Wisdom Prairie The Great Wisconsin Birdathon is Wisconsin’s largest fundraiser for bird conservation. Each year bird enthusiasts from across the state form teams with the goal of finding as many unique bird species as possible within a 24-hour period while raising important funds for bird conservation. Holy Wisdom Monastery is participating in this event for the first time this year! We hope you'll support our team Wrens of Wisdom Prairie in our efforts to find as many bird…

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June 2021

Kids on the Prairie

June 27 @ 10:15 am - 11:30 am
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Learn about caring for the earth Children, parents, grandparents and friends are invited to Kids On the Prairie on Sunday, June 27. This month's theme is exploring Wisdom Prairie. Using magnifiers and a little patience, we will investigate flowers and the insects that live on them. Sunday Assembly member, Rita Emmenegger, will help us look for monarch eggs on common milkweed. Hopefully we will see some monarchs. This month's prairie exploration will be followed by a short walk to look…

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August 2021

Wildflower Workshop and Walk

August 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Holy Wisdom Monastery, 4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States
Free

Curious about the blooming wildflowers on Wisdom Prairie? Want to learn their names? UW-Madison Arboretum naturalist Sylvia Marek and Julie Melton are holding a wildflower workshop on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021 between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm. Stop at the monastery parking lot kiosk to see examples of the many flowers in bloom. Learn how to identify the plants and some of the insects that live with them. Then walk the prairie trails with one of our colorful prairie wildflower…

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