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!
In the Gallery: Pollinators by Brooklyn Henke
Brooklyn Henke lives in Milwaukee and her show focuses on pollinators native to Wisconsin. She is fond of walking through nature, photographing, and drawing the natural world. Brooklyn earned her undergraduate degree in painting from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD), and her Masters of Fine Arts from UW- Milwaukee. Brooklyn teaches at MIAD, educating students how to see, observe, draw, and paint the world around them. Brooklyn’s paintings will be on display in the Mezzanine Gallery through September 24.
Watch our video and discover the many treasures that await you at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center.
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