Winter at Schlitz Audubon
As autumn has turned to winter, nature appears to have gone almost entirely to sleep. But this season is filled with discoveries for the discerning explorer bundled up to brave the brisk temperatures.
Evidence of life is uniquely laid bare by tracks in the snow, or even visible tunnels just beneath the surface where rodents scurry between forage and sanctuary from predators. Owls roost in the trees and their calls and hoots echo on snow-swept winds through bare branches and evergreen conifers. Great Lake Michigan changes daily with a mix of mysterious grays, steely blues, and distant emerald greens.
Welcome to your Winter 2017 Panorama! Read about woodpeckers at the Center, how Raptors help educate in our Nature Preschool, the Wisconsin Master Naturalist program, an ash tree update, and more!
Panorama also includes a listing of programs taking place during January, February, and March. Paper copies were mailed to members on Monday, December 18. To view a digital version, click here. To receive a printed copy, click here to learn about the benefits of membership.
2017 Annual Report | Creating Experiences
It’s been a busy year of Creating Experiences at Schlitz Audubon! Read about our progress in our 2017 Annual Report.
Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Found at the Center
Schlitz Audubon recently confirmed multiple Rusty Patched Bumble Bees (Bombus affinis) on our property. This bee is the only Federally Endangered Species (effective March 21, 2017) within Milwaukee County and is listed as a Species of Special Concern in Wisconsin. Center staff has been in contact with the US fish and Wildlife Service, and we are developing a plan to improve habitat for this endangered species. Read more.