Falcon babies have landed

Big bird news: Two fluffy falcon babies made their way out of their eggs and into the world.

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Falcon babies have landed
Falcon chicks! Image via MGE

Good morning, Madison!

Big bird news: Two fluffy falcon babies made their way out of their eggs and into the world over Mother's Day weekend.

Parents Trudy and Melvin are still incubating two additional eggs in the nest, which Madison Gas and Electric (where the nest is located) is hopeful will hatch soon.

You can keep an eye on all the falcon activity on the 24/7 livestream.

— Hayley

Photo by Hayley Sperling

🏳️‍⚧️ Tracking anti-trans hate in Madison.

🌽 More opportunities for food scrap recycling are on the way.

Rendering via Hilldale

🚧 A key approval for the Hilldale expansion.

  • City Council approved a zoning change that will help clear the path to expanding the near-west mall.
  • The expansion plan includes the addition of three buildings at Hilldale will bring a mix of residential, commercial, and office space. The plans also call for adding a multi-use open space that could be used for anything from concerts to ice skating.

🎸 Watch live music on the lake.

  • The Lakefront Live concert series will return to the Memorial Union Terrace this summer.
  • The concert series allows audiences to watch live music from the lake itself. The first show will be Birddog Blues Band on June 8.
  • How it works: Rent a kayak, stand-up paddle board, or canoe from the union and enjoy the show. You can also BYOB (the last "B" stands for boat, or board in this case).

🤑 Your lunchtime read: Why Madison rents are rising so fast and won’t slow down.

  • Via Cap Times: "Madison rent prices are soaring at a record pace and residents are feeling the effects ripple through their lives — but the city has concluded the only legal solution to control the increases is to build more housing.

    That’s an answer that will take years to show results while tenants face life-changing decisions right now."
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Your Madison Farmers’ Market Guide

Madison is known for the Dane County Farmers’ Market, one of the oldest and largest markets in the country.

But what if we told you… there was a farmers’ market somewhere in the Madison area every day of the week?! Markets that have what you need, minus all the tourists. Madison’s home to several neighborhood markets, which tend to be less crowded, more accessible, and have their own spirit.

Lindsay Christians of The Cap Times is here to bring us the goods.

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