Aldo Leopold Nature Center

The Aldo Leopold Nature Center teaches us to appreciate the natural landscape. The Monona campus is located in an urban setting. Though it is a popular place for school visits, there are also many events and activities geared to the general public. Through handson, guided experiences, you and your family can discover the wonders of nature. Educational signage along the Leopold Interpretive Trail illuminates and connects a variety of native habitats. A large wildlife pond can be viewed from the trail as well as from floating deck platforms that put you out over the water.

Directions: The center’s address is 300 Femrite Drive, Monona, 53716. Exit Hwy 12/18 at Monona Dr, then north to Femrite Dr, then east to the property.

Aldo Leopold Nature Center map

Gazetteer: Page 36, D-2 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 86, E-1 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/221-0404 (Aldo Leopold Nature Center).

Web site: Aldo Leopold Nature Center

Signature Species: Scarlet Tanager, Red-breasted Nuthatch and Chipping Sparrow.

Rare species: Great Egret and Tennessee Warbler.

Seasonality: Trails open daily dawn-dusk; nature center open Mon-Fri 9am- 4pm.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Monona and Madison.