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

Schumacher Farm County Park -- Prairie Seed Collection

Event Dates

  • Friday, 09/22/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/03/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/17/2023 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Fall Prairie Seed Collection

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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.

You do not need to be experienced in plant ID or have any prior knowledge of seed collection - we will have an overview of each species we'll be collecting. Children are welcome to attend if accompanied by a chaperone. Groups (students or other) need to contact Lars directly to register and talk over logistics.

Bring drinking water, sunscreen, a hat, bug spray, work gloves, and a snack, if desired. Wear closed toed shoes and clothes you don’t mind working in – long sleeves and long pants are recommended. We will provide all other tools and collecting materials.

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!

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396


Event Website


Schumacher Farm County Park, Lower Lot (Schumacher Rd. entrance) 5682 WI-19, Waunakee, WI 53597


Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer