Friends of Wisdom Prairie Luncheon Lecture

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Owls of Wisconsin with Sylvia Marek Join the Friends of Wisdom Prairie for lunch and lecture about owls. Naturalist Sylvia Marek will talk with us about the Owls of Wisconsin. With her extraordinary knowledge and many wonderful photographs she will inform us about these birds of the night, and the important role they play in the ecosystems where they live. Speaker Sylvia Marek is a highly trained and experienced naturalist. She works for the University of Wisconsin Arboretum and is a first rate birder. Sylvia is also a member of the Friends of Wisdom Prairie Council. Cost $40/person, includes lunch and …

Spring prairie tour

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Join Sylvia Marek and Greg Armstrong for a tour of the prairies at Holy Wisdom Monastery. May is a wonderful time for a tour as we may see migrating warblers and other birds. We also hope to come across lupine, shooting star, prairie phlox and spiderwort in flower as we walk the prairie. Leaders Sylvia Marek, expert naturalist and one of the best birders in our area. Greg Armstrong, director of land management and environmental education at Holy Wisdom Monastery. No registration necessary, just come. Learn more about what we might discover on the tour in Sylvia’s May phenology (monthly nature …

Sylvia Marek leading a prairie walk - storing September

Storing September

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As we drank in the sights and sounds of a glorious September day on a recent Wisdom Prairie Walk, Sylvia Marek stopped to share the following poem, Storing September, which she said her mother often read to her. With deep gratitude for all the people and places that show us the way, inspire our hearts and souls, and work to preserve these places and moments of beauty, we share this poem with you: Storing September You ask me what I did today. I could pretend and say, “I don’t remember.” But, no, I’ll tell you what I did today— I stored September. …