Check out our brochure for ways to get involved!
Upcoming restoration workdays in June
Wednesday June 5
Saturday June 15
For more details visit our Restoration Volunteers page.
Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
June 20, 2013
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
Orchid Heights Park Shelter, 4198 Park Trail, Middleton WI 53562 (marker D on the map)
Guide: Colleen Feist, naturalist
When is a bug not a bug? What message does a firefly send to other fireflies with it's blinking light? What is the Lost Ladybug Project? Learn answers to all of these questions and try your hand at blinking like a firely. Maybe you'll catch one! This program is packed with educational activities for adults and children. Come out, share the night, and enter the fabulous world of fireflies and other beetles!
Discover some of the smaller animals found in the conservancy, including insects, spiders, reptiles, and amphibians. The smaller fauna webpage includes photos, natural history and identification tips where available, and links to more information. It also contains links to other resources covering fauna in the conservancy and the state.
And in case you missed it the first time around, visit the companion Flora of the Conservancy website!
We are posting a corrected version of the FOPB Spring/Summer newsletter, which arrived in homes on Earth Day, April 22, 2013. An error occurred in the article "Bock Community Garden Update," where several words were omitted at the page break.
Record your personal phenology observations in the 2013 Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Phenology Calendar. The calendar again features photographs from our photo contest. It also includes a checklist for seasonal animal and plant events, sunrise, sunset and weather data, and monthly nature notes.
The calendars make great gifts!
$12.95 for one calendar
$25 for two calendars and $12.50 for each thereafter (delivered to the same address)
$100 for 10 calendars (delivered to the same address)
Order online using PayPal or download and mail in the order form below.
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GoodSearch is a search engine (powered by yahoo, so it’s a good one) that donates money to a user specified non-profit each and every time a search is performed. The money comes from advertisers. If 100 FOPB members search twice/day for an entire year, we would earn $730 a year.
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We need your support to keep our restoration and education efforts going strong. Start using GoodSearch and GoodShop today – remember to check the Friends of Pheasant Branch as the non-profit.