In Your Backyard

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Submitted by Laura Wyatt, Program Manager, Lakeshore Nature Preserve

The Lakeshore Nature Preserve is a UW-owned and managed natural area in the Eagle Heights neighborhood. Serving
as the university’s largest outdoor classroom on campus, it
is home to the Biocore Prairie, iconic landscapes includingPicnic Point and Muir Woods, as well as more than 75

research projects.

The preserve is a great place to observe the arrival of spring with a walk along one of the many maintained trails. As a nature preserve, protecting both plants and animals is important and visitors are asked to stay on trails. Dogs on a leash are permitted. Bikes are not permitted within the preserve.

For additional information on trails and special events, visit https://