"Sufferin' succotash, I see a geocache!"
Kid friendly, Night friendly, Pet friendly, and Travel Bug friendly!
The cache is located in the Greenway Arboretum, one of my favorite in-town playgrounds. It composes of 14 acres of natural habitat along the East Branch of the Fond du Lac River. This area is being restored by volunteers and city staff to the original hardwood forest—with primarily oak and hickory—striving for the 50% shade canopy that once covered this area. Over the years the area was neglected, and buckthorn and other invasive species have taken over much of the property. As buckthorn is removed and the canopy is opened, native vegetation is again beginning to appear. The plants of the area are of the prairie variety and provide food for the birds and other animals throughout the summer months.
Fond du Lac, and the Greenway Arboretum, is a member of Bird City Wisconsin. In March 2002, leading bird conservation organizations in Wisconsin created a cooperative partnership called the Wisconsin Bird Conservation Initiative (WBCI), which is part of the National Bird Conservation Initiative. The goal of this coalition is to work in close coordination to deliver the full spectrum of bird conservation statewide, emphasizing voluntary stewardship.
To date, 167 organizations, from the statewide Audubon Council to local bird clubs and bird-related businesses, have endorsed WBCI's principles in support of bird conservation. These include:
Coordinate efforts of private and public landowners and institutions, and citizens who care for birds
Focus on the full array of wild bird species
Promote voluntary partnerships
Promote conservation based on the best available scientific information
Take an ecological landscape approach
Share knowledge to encourage voluntary stewardship and bird-based recreation.
Sorry, the "cache squire" and drawings are NOT trade-able and are part of the cache itself. Thank you for respecting the cache, its' contents, and its' location.
Park is open dawn to dusk.