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, Poe Pye, 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.
2016 State of the Stopover Symposium October 5 – 7
Schlitz Audubon is honored to host a Great Lakes-wide symposium on migratory bird stopover ecology and conservation of stopover habitats. Partners from across the Great Lakes will share current conservation thinking pertaining to the stopover movement and update existing stopover initiatives. The overarching goal is the establishment of a regional migratory bird stopover initiative to provide a stopover conservation framework across the Great Lakes region. Visit the State of the Stopover website for complete details.
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.
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