Jan
24
Dane County UW- Extension 2020 Winter Seminar Series - Lussier Family Heritage Center

8:45-10:15 AM: Insect Damage by Mouthpart Type: PJ Liesch of the UW-Madison Insect Diagnostic Lab will speak on various landscape pests in terms of categories of insect damage: sucking, chewing and boring-type damage.


10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wildlife Damage Management by Species: David Drake will discuss different species of wildlife that cause plant damage, how to identify the culprit and techniques for management.

Cost: $20/ person

Feb
8
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.
 

Feb
22
Explore Nature at Cap Springs: HOO’S WOODS RAPTOR CENTER & AMERICAN KESTREL NEST BOX WORKSHOP - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center program with live owls and eagles starts at 10:30am, followed by an American Kestrel nest box workshop. Registration required for workshop: please email Clare at carlson.clare@countyofdane.com.

This family-friendly and free event is sponsored by the Friends of Capital Springs Recreation Area, Lussier Family Heritage Center, and Dane County Parks.

Feb
29
Rain Garden Workshop

Learn how installing a rain garden can help protect our lakes, rivers and streams and add beauty to your property!

This workshop will focus more on helping participants new to the world of rain garden design through the process of actually designing a rain garden plan for their property and less on the background and benefits of rain gardens. This workshop will include exercises,demonstrations and resources to lead participants through the process of site selection, sizing, site preparation, and plant selection. Information on installation and maintenance will also be provided. Experts will be available to help participants through the process and answer questions.  


Participants should come to workshop with the following: 

1.      basic site plan of their property to help staff determine the best location for a rain garden (aerial photo from Googlemaps)

2.      general size of roof to help size the garden

3.      basic understanding of where the water on property drains

Participants will have the option of ordering native plants at a discounted rate through the Plant Dane Native Plant Program. Visit www.ripple-effects.com/plantdane for details.


If you prefer to pay by check please mail a check made out to "Dane County Treasurer" to:

Dane Co. LWRD- Rain Garden Workshop
Attn: Christal Campbell 
5201 Fen Oak Dr.
Madison, WI 53718

Mar
14
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.

Apr
11
Book Club - Lussier Family Heritage Center

Winter is the perfect time to curl up with a book and flex your imagination, deepen your understanding of the world and feed your soul with a new perspective. Because it can also be very inductive to hibernation, we are giving you an opportunity to get out of the house, gather with other readers and engage in discussion. Join us for a monthly book club discussion of three books; each with a nature theme. 

February 8th: The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
March 14th: Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich 
April 11th: The Overstory by Richard Powers

We will meet at the Lussier Family Heritage Center at 10am on all meeting dates.  Registration is required. You may sign up for one or all. Space is limited. 

Register online at: LussierHeritageCenter.com/events
Coffee and hot water for tea will be provided. Bring your own cup or thermos.