Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Summer at Schlitz Audubon

Summer has arrived, and lush leaf cover shades much of the Center’s six miles of trails. Flowering prairie plants rise to greet the bright summer sun and a cool breeze accompanies the fossils washing up along our Lake Michigan shoreline.

In early summer, what looks like crickets are usually young toadlets that have just emerged from the ponds. The small black tadpoles with gold flecks at Mystery Lake have grown up and are now looking for homes in the forest. Mystery Lake and Boardwalk Pond are home to numerous Painted and Snapping Turtles. Read more

Summer Panorama

For Summer 2017 Panorama, we celebrate the rarely heralded creatures found throughout the Center: Reptiles and Amphibians. Read about the vital roles reptiles and amphibians play in the ecosystem, our Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Area, citizen science in the ponds, and more!

Panorama also includes a listing of programs taking place during July, August, and September. Paper copies were mailed to members on June 16. To view a digital version, click here. To receive a printed copy, click here to learn about the benefits of membership. 

Schlitz Audubon Welcomes a New Barn Owl!

We are excited to announce the addition of a new American Barn Owl to our Raptor Program. This young owlet, Athena, is with us to educate the community about Barn Owls and the importance of healthy ecosystems. Read about Athena the Barn Owl here.

Insect Hotel at Schlitz Audubon

Insect populations have declined an estimated 45% in 30 years. Milwaukee County’s rate of decline is among the highest in the nation. This insect hotel was built using natural materials to provide shelter for beneficial insects. Learn more


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