Our leader will be Jan Axelson, President of the Friends of Cherokee Marsh.
We will gather a 10 AM in the Cherokee Marsh parking lot to hear about the Marsh and how it protects the quality of the water entering the Madison Chain of Lakes.
Highlights of the Walk
We will walk through various terrain such as wetlands, woodlands, rolling hills and prairie. We will hear about the functions of Cherokee Marsh as water flows into the northern end of Lake Mendota.
There are opportunities to see butterflies and birds as we walk through various habitats, so bring your binoculars if you're interested. We may hear and possibly see a rare bird that is visiting the marsh this month.
We will also hear about the work of City Parks Dept. staff and volunteers as they work to keep this natural area functional.
After the walk we will have lunch at the nearby Benvenuto's Italian Grill.
Trail Difficulty Ratings
Length: 2.0 miles circular walk through diverse habitats.
Elevation: The main walk is rated a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, (where 1 is a flat walk) The walk will consist of rolling hills through prairies, marsh and woods.
Difficulty of walk: This walk is rated a 2 on a scale of 1 to 5, where 1 is rated easy and 5 is very rugged.