Map of Lake Wingra
Above: Map of Lake Wingra as reference for images taken for the photo blog.
Lake Wingra is a spring fed lake in Madison, Wisconsin. Lake Wingra is bordered by the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum on the south and west and the City of Madison on the remaining shoreline. Henry Vilas Zoo, Wingra Boats, Wingra Park, Edgewood College and the Monroe Street and Nakoma neighborhoods are located on the Lake's northern and northwest shorelines.
This photo blog doesn't really get a theme or start an (almost) daily record until December 4, 2018. Nonetheless, the earlier blog entries do offer a seasonal view of the lake and, of course, the blog will eventually get around full cycle (Winter Solstice 2018 to Winter Solstice 2019). Start Photo Blog.
A quick look at one Lake Wingra location taken at the same spot over a year by month.
Note: Most (not all) images are clickable to view a larger size. Also, some of the images are of reference value only. i.e., blurry photos of a Great Blue Heron or a furry muskrat. These images are simply for the photo blog's daily record.
Key reference points include:
NOTE: Council Ring Spring and Ho-Nee-Um/Dancing Sands Spring are known collectively as the Marston Springs, Topp or Lime Kiln Springs. Lime Kiln for the lime kiln once located nearby and Marston for Marston Farms and the limestone quarry that provided the original stepping stones down to the springs.
Above: Lake Wingra on March 24, 2015.
Above: Felled trees by beaver near Ho-Nee-Um Pond on March 27, 2019.
Above: Raft of coots on Lake Wingra on October 16, 2015.
Above: Lake Wingra from Wingra Park on October 22, 2015.
Above: Lake Wingra looking west at sunrise towards Wingra Marsh on October 7, 2011.
Examples of images taken during morning and afternoon walks.
Above: Lake Wingra.
Above: Ice Boat on Lake Wingra on December 13, 2016.
Above: Ho-Nee-Um Pond.
Above: Hoarfrost at Duck Pond on March 3, 2013.
Above: Council Ring plaque dedicated to Kenneth Jensen Wheeler.
Above: Plaque at entrance to E. Ray Stevens Pond and Aquatic Gardens.
Above: Stone marker to Marion Dunn Prairie.