Nature and History Trail Tour the Prairies Event

Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 16th , 6-8pm, for a walking/biking tour of the amazing variety of prairies plants in bloom along the SW Commuter Path.  Four major areas will be featured: volunteers will be posted at the prairies/gardens at Odana Rd. and the Path (where the Dudgeon-Monroe Prairie sign is), Glenway St. and the Path (behind Glenway Golf Course),  Commonwealth Ave. and the Path, and Prospect/Fox Aves. and the Path (bike ramp & stairs).

This is a long stretch by foot,  so walkers may choose to focus on the "western" or "eastern" sets of prairies and gardens rather than the entire grouping.  Bikers should have no problems.  In either case, please remember we all share this path with other walkers and bikers, so stay alert, and gather (with or without your bike) off the path itself for the tours. We will stagger the groups to avoid blocking path traffic.

Guest Tour Guides include Susan Carpenter, UW-Arboretum Native Gardens & Pollinators Specialist, & Steve Glass, Retired UW Arb Land Manager & Restoration Ecologist. The Wild Ones, a native plant organization, will also distribute free milkweed plants & monarch butterfly flyers at the Odana/ Dudgeon-Monroe Prairie site.

For more information, contact Sandy Stark, DMNA Path Chair, at

Event Date: 
Sunday, August 16, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
SW Commuter Path from Odana Rd. prairie to Prospect Ave. gardens