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.
2018 | Year of the Bird at Schlitz Audubon
In 2018, we mark the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful and important bird-protection law ever passed. At Schlitz Audubon, we’re proud to partner with conservation organizations throughout the United States in celebrating the Year of the Bird. Read more.
Removing Buckthorn at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
Susan Bence of 89.7 WUWM stopped by to learn about our efforts to combat Buckthorn. Throughout the seasons our volunteers and land management staff work diligently to eradicate invasive species. Watch the video here.