Warner Park's resident crane pair is back, with two baby chicks -- called "colts." The family is often seen along Forester Drive. They feed on the prairie island that once was used to explode fireworks. We believe they nest on the marsh island, protected by the wetland moat. For a couple more shots click here. (Greg Weller photos)

Warner Park’s resident crane pair had two baby chicks – called “colts” –this year. The family was often seen along Forster Drive, feeding on the prairie island that once was used to explode fireworks. Unfortunately both have disappeared.  For a couple more shots click here. (Greg Weller photos)

Welcome to Wild Warner, a Web site (and organization) to celebrate and protect the wildlife and rich ecosystem that exist in Madison’s largest urban park.

Wetlands, woods, prairie, marsh islands — home to deer, foxes, muskrats, mink, beavers, a 250-year old bur oak tree and 141 species of birds — Warner is a wild spot in a busy city.

Wild Warner, Inc. is a nonprofit advocacy group for the “wild” side of Warner Park. We meet on the 1st Tuesday monthly (6-8 p.m.) at Warner Park Community Recreation Center. Check our BLOG for news and commentary, and its dropdown link, MEMBER NEWS, for minutes and other updates.