Spring at Schlitz Audubon
Spring is a season of renewed activity at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. The Center is a designated Important Bird Area and you can experience a chorus of birds visiting to nest and mate before moving farther north for the summer. The prairie provides vital habitat for the American Woodcock and the backdrop for the male’s aerial sky dance and their unique strut. Wildflowers begin to blossom throughout May, carpeting the forest and prairie with a spectrum colors. Make sure to visit our ponds to discover frogs, turtles, and other animals stopping by for a drink.
The spring 2016 issue of Panorama is a celebration of birds! Learn how to pay greater attention to a single species through the voice of the chickadee, the intelligence behind the American Crow, and how to invite more birds into your yard. Also learn about what makes a pond a vernal pond, as well as seasonal sightings throughout spring. Panorama Includes a listing of programs taking place during April, May, and June. We look forward to see you on the trails, experiencing the lush renewal authored by this season.
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) at Schlitz Audubon
We’ve recently confirmed Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) on the property. EAB is a small invasive beetle that kills ash trees. Its arrival has been imminent for some time, and we’ve spent the last several years planning and launching a comprehensive EAB response plan. We are turning this challenge that into an opportunity to enhance the land for generations to come. Learn more about EAB and the Center’s response.
When visiting the Center, you’ll notice our new signage. This reflects the Center’s updated logo. Schlitz Audubon operates as a proud partner of The National Audubon Society.
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