Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

McCarthy County Park Seed Collection

Event Dates

  • Tuesday, 08/29/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 10/06/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Sign-Up is Required

Fall is a beautiful time of year to be out in the prairie! The colors are changing and prairie seeds are ripe on the stem. Join Natural Areas Staff for a morning of harvesting seeds in various habitats – prairie, woodland, oak savanna all across the County at different parks each week. Seeds are collected to plant and enhance lands in other natural areas for pollinators, wildlife, and land restoration. Join us for what will be a unique and rewarding experience.

We meet at 9:00 am and may drive or walk to a location within the park - please arrive on time. If you are unable to come or are running late, please email or call one of us to let us know.

As a note - like last year we are holding several seed collection events on the same day at different locations. Please make sure you know which event you will be attending before heading out!

What to Bring: Wear long pants, long sleeve shirt, and closed toed shoes. Bring own drinking water, a hat, work gloves, sunscreen, and be prepared for mosquitoes/bugs. 

Covid-19 Guidelines: Please remain at home if you are feeling unwell. 

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 

Event Website


McCarthy County Park, 4841 Co Hwy TT, Cottage Grove, WI 53527


Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer