Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum
Forty-two acres of beautiful prairie and formal arboretum makes this attraction an opportunity for enjoyment and serenity. Includes wildlife pond, interactive trails, walking paths, monthly education programs and volunteer opportunities.
Located at UW-FDL, the Arboretum is composed of 37.5 acres of native prairie. Serves as an outdoor recreation facility including about 0.8 miles of walking trails and an established interpretive trail with 12 signs introducing visitors to the prairie.
The prairie is home to many species of invertebrates, birds, and small mammals, but the mission of the Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum extends beyond maintaining a wildlife habitat. The board offers a monthly series of environmental programs on a wide variety of topics, including seed collecting; minimizing the spread of invasive plants; identifying birds and insects; and establishing a native wildflower garden at home.
The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum also hosts an annual Prairie Fest, held the last Saturday in July. Prairie Fest is a family event with activities for children, prairie tours, arts and crafts, and educational programs. Prairie Fest is an opportunity for families to come and enjoy many different kinds of programs for free.
The Gottfried Prairie and Arboretum provides a unique opportunity for education and the enjoyment of our natural heritage.
Check out one of Fond du Lac's best-kept secrets!
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