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Hike with Mike & Grace – Prescribed Fires in the Spring

May 24, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join us for a series of naturalist-led hikes on the landscape that inspired Frank Lloyd Wright. These hikes will highlight southwestern Wisconsin’s geology, flora, and fauna as you take in the fresh air and scenic views. As Mike and Grace guide folks through the trail system developed on the estate, come along with us and learn why these are such an important piece of the estate and public access. We work in concert with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation—to turn back the hands of time so the woodlands, oak savannas, and prairies can once again thrive.

Please wear hiking and weather-appropriate clothing, and bring a water bottle and bug spray. The hike will go out rain or shine.

About the Guides

Mike Degen is the Natural Landscape Manager for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation at Taliesin in Spring Green, WI. He received his Bachelor of Science in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, in 1980 and spent 30 years with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Grace Vosen is a writer and conservation educator specializing in prairies. She helped develop the Driftless Landscape Tour at Taliesin and still leads this tour when she can. Grace grew up in the Driftless Area and is a Wisconsin Master Naturalist Instructor.

Dates & Meeting Locations

Wednesday, May 24: Prescribed Fires in the Spring – Welsh Hills Trail

Meet at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center parking lot in the upper lot.

Wednesday, August 23: The Lower WI Riverway – Phoebe Point

Meet at County Road C across the street from the Taliesin entrance near 5481 County Rd C, Spring Green, WI 53588. Follow parking signs.

Wednesday, October 4: Prairie Botany – Welsh Hills Prairie

Meet at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center parking lot in the upper lot.


Grace Vosen and Mike Degan



Event Details:

May 24, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Event Location:

5607 County Road C
Spring Green, WI 53588 United States
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