All organized PBW events in Burnet Woods are temporarily cancelled in cooperation with COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and the Governor’s Stay-at-Home order. We look forward to seeing you when we are all safe and healthy together.
Burnet Woods Birdwatching Group
Every other Sunday, 8:00AM; Free
Explore this vital oasis of green space in the heart of Uptown! We’ll gently ramble through the trails, paths, and walkways of Burnet Woods taking notice of which feathered friends are nesting, resting or hunting in the woods.
Meet by the lake in front of Trailside Nature Center on Brookline Avenue. Bring your own binoculars if possible. Suggested entrance to park is Ludlow Avenue entrance.
Tree & Wildflower Hike w/ Dr. Denis Conover
Listed Sundays, 2:30PM; Free
Join Dr. Denis Conover of U.C. for a peaceful and informative exploration of the habitats in Burnet Woods! This is a popular walk among our local naturalists community. Dr. Conover has been studying the ecology of Burnet for several decades and often uses the park as an extension of his classroom. Walk will be on and off trails. Sometimes off, off trails. Please wear close-toed shoes appropriate to hike; pants are recommended. Meet outside Trailside Nature Center.
Nature Meditation Hike
Date TBD (see Facebook page); Free
Come explore a peaceful connection to nature. We’ll enjoy a nice walk or hike through Burnet Woods stopping along the way to explore 3 brief Grounding, Noticing and Listening meditations. We’ll choose our route on trails, grass and/or paved areas as best suited to the weather. Hike will be 2ish miles in length and last approx. 75 minutes. Meet at Trailside Nature Center. Friendly dogs able to be calm in groups and at rest are welcome. Capacity is limited to 20.
Give an Hour: Litter Pick-Up
Weekly (see ‘In the Woods This Week’ or FB page)
Spend an hour helping to clean up Burnet Woods. Bags and gloves are provided. We choose times and locations depending on park activity, needs and the number of volunteers who come to help. Dates/Times are posted each week in our ‘In the Woods This Week’ event list or on our Facebook page. Close-toed shoes are recommended. Note: picking up litter is physical work which involves repeated bending, crouching and reaching, as well as carrying a garbage bag.
Habitat Heroes & Invasives Control Team
Listed Dates (see ‘In the Woods This Week’ or FB page)
The PBW Habitat Heroes & Invasives Control Team is dedicated to education and sweat-effort in improving the ecology of Burnet Woods through removal of the invasive plants that choke out our native species of trees and wildflowers. Volunteers who choose to attend training classes will be taught safety, removal method, removal timing and which plants are considered invasive. Classes are not required to help at an event. Close-toed shoes are required for workday events. Long sleeves are recommended. Rainy, slippery, or windy conditions cancel the event; light snow usually not a problem. Volunteers will be required to sign a waiver. See our ‘In the Woods this Week’ section or Facebook page for event dates.
Our ‘In the Woods this Week’ post each week provides links to as many events going on in Burnet Woods as possible. Because some events are sponsored by other groups (as noted) or are irregularly occurring, they may not be reflected on this page.