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

Capital Springs Seed Collection

Event Dates

  • 08/08/2022 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Event Description

Summer Seed Collection

Sign-Up is Required:

Join our Natural Areas staff for a morning in the prairie as we collect seeds from Golden Alexander - a beautiful yellow, mid-spring blooming plant. 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. No prior experience is needed. All tools and training will be provided. Children are welcome if chaperoned. Groups (students or other) need to contact Lars directly to register and talk over logistics.

We meet at 9:00 am and may drive or walk to a location within the park - please arrive on time. 

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 bugs/mosquitoes.

As a note, like last year, we will often be holding two seed collections at two different sites on the same day to spread participants out during our events. Please make sure you know which event you will be attending before heading out!

Covid-19 Guidelines: Please remain at home if you are feeling unwell. Masks will not be required while outdoors.

For further questions contact: 

Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497 

Shane Otto (608) 575-0396 

Claire Lamberg (608) 516-3703


Capital Springs, 3102 Lake Farm Road Madison 53711 (meet in the parking lot across the road from the Lussier Heritage Center)


Lars Higdon (608) 286-9497

Categories: Health & Fitness, Parks, Volunteer