Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Spring at Schlitz Audubon

Spring has arrived and the shining sun reveals growth everywhere between the forest floor and blossoming tree buds. Throughout early spring, Red-winged Blackbirds perch on cattails and relay their trademark, “Conk-a-ree.” In May, watch for the ephemeral beauty of wildflowers in the wetlands and forested areas. June is the celebration of basking, with turtles and frogs sunning throughout our ponds. Enjoy exploring this celebration of rebirth on our six miles of trails and Lake Michigan shoreline. Learn more about spring at the Center

Spring Panorama

For our Spring issue we chose to celebrate birds. Read about warblers, feathers, early childhood education that incorporates birds, and more!

Panorama also includes a listing of programs taking place during April, May, and June. Paper copies were mailed to members on March 10. To view a digital version, click here. To receive a printed copy, click here to learn about the benefits of membership. We look forward to seeing you on the trails! 

Join our Warbler Gallery Opening on Thursday, April 6 at 7:00pm. 

New Executive Director

We are pleased to announce that Helen Boomsma has been named Executive Director. Boomsma brings to the role more than 20 years of varied experience in leadership, fundraising, and community relations, often related to education initiatives. 

“We are very excited to have Helen lead our organization, as she is clearly passionate about Schlitz Audubon’s mission,” said John Grunau, Schlitz Audubon’s Board President. Read complete details

New Welcome Booth Construction Begins

We are pleased to announce that construction of a new Welcome Booth is underway at the Center’s entrance. This booth will allow us to personally greet every visitor and offer individual guidance upon arrival. Schlitz Audubon will keep members and the greater community posted as details develop.


Watch our video and discover the many treasures that await you at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.


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