Fall at Schlitz Audubon
As our planet tilts away from the sun photoperiods shorten, signaling plants and animals to prepare for the coming chill. Climb our 60-foot observation tower to see trees displaying fiery reds, bold yellows, warm oranges, and deep purples. Fall is also a spectacular time to hike through the prairie, as Sunflowers, Big Bluestem, Liatris, Joe Pye Weed, Asters, and other prairie blooms form a beautiful living bouquet. Be on the lookout for animals constructing winter homes, and gathering provisions to survive winter in Wisconsin. Stop by and soak in the beauty of this season of transition!
The Fall 2016 Panorama is now available. Featured articles include Bats: Nighttime Heroes, Fall Fungi, A Day at the Mews, and more! Panorama includes a listing of programs taking place during October, November, and December.
Raptor Calendar Photography Show and Raffle
Schlitz Audubon has a new feature show in the gallery through December 31: Photographs from our 2017 Raptor Calendar! Each photograph is of one of our resident raptors, and was taken at the spring Raptors in Focus event.
During Fall Festival and Xtreme Raptor Day we are hosting a raffle with the photographs, providing you the chance to win one of the raptor portraits! Raffle tickets will be sold only during these two special events, and all proceeds will benefit the Raptor Program and care of the birds.
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 thediscovery 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!
Watch our video and discover the many treasures that await you at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.
Stop by and experience all that our Center has to offer!