Summer at Schlitz Audubon
A visit to Schlitz Audubon is the perfect complement to the summer sun. Lake Michigan waves blow a cool breeze beyond the bluffs and the forest offers welcoming shade along our six miles of trails. The Center’s prairies provide a marvelous matinee of blossoming prairie plantings, where flowers, insects, and birds are too numerous to count. These native plants attract Monarchs, swallowtails, and fritillaries galore. At the ponds, you are likely to find a gathering of turtles, frogs, and toads sunning themselves. The Center’s summer hours expand to be open until 8:00pm, Monday – Thursday, through August 25.
The Summer 2016 Panorama is now available. Feature articles include: the importance of backyard beekeeping Wisconsin, our Raptor Team celebrating 10 years at We Energies Energy Park during Wisconsin State Fair, the Center’s Emerald Ash Borer Response Plan, and more!
Panorama Includes a listing of programs taking place during July, August, and September. Printed copies of Panorama were mailed to members on Wednesday, June 15 and are available at the Center. To view a digital version, simply click here. To receive a printed magazine copy of Panorama, click here to learn about the benefits of membership.
Seeking Land Volunteers
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is working to restore its habitat, while removing invasive plant species, to support Wisconsin’s native and migratory wildlife. Our land conservation goals have grown with the discovery of Emerald Ash Borer on our property, which threatens 35% of our tree canopy.
But we can’t conserve and create this 185-acres of vital habitat without your help! Volunteering is a great way to experience the outdoors while making a difference with others.
Visit our Volunteer Page to learn about joining our volunteer team!
Paintings by Andrea Avery in the Gallery
Schlitz Audubon is thrilled to announce that paintings by Andrea Avery will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery through July 24. Avery is an artist from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Her paintings on display are of native or migratory Wisconsin birds. Some of the pieces on display are collaborations with rosemaling artist Patsy Vork.
The gallery is located on the second floor, is handicap accessible, open during regular hours, and free to view with membership or admission. For more information visit the Schlitz Audubon Gallery.
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