The Tree of Life

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

As part of our Spiritual World of Nature series, Ron Moor presents The Tree of Life. Since the dawn of history and across most cultures humankind has held trees in awe and reverence. Trees are seen as sacred symbols that carry meaning in both religious and spiritual philosophies. Modern cultures...

$15.00 – $20.00

Twilight Hike

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

$15.00 – $20.00

Reptiles & Amphibians

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Germantown Community Library N112W16957 Mequon Road, Germantown, WI

These crawling, slithering, and swimming creatures inhabit our local ponds, prairies, and gardens. Participants at this Germantown Community Library program will learn some amazing adaptations these animals have developed in order to survive throughout our varied seasons. The focus is on native Wisconsin species and includes animal artifacts, plus several...

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the second Saturday of the month. We’ll search for summer residents and nesting birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center...

Free

Literary Hike: The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

This guided hike will follow the pages of The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben. In his book, Wohlleben makes the case that a forest is a social network, drawing on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children,...

$15.00 – $20.00

Bird Club

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon will guide us on a hike to look for summer birds and observe bird behavior before sunset. Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome.  We will meet in the main parking lot.  This program will take place entirely...

Free

Conservation Hike

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join our Director of Conservation and Land Management, Drew Shuster, for a hike on our Central Wetlands Loop. Here, Drew will talk about past projects, including the Stormwater Wetland & Ravine Restoration Project and projects planned for the future! Prior to taking on this role, Drew was a Resource Ecologist at Schlitz Audubon for...

Free

Art Club

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Bring your sketchbook and pencils to find inspiration in nature! As a group, we will explore topics such as drawing from observation and nature journaling. Artists of all skill levels are welcome. We’ll visit the woods and wetlands of the Center to practice nature journaling techniques.   This program will take...

Free

Twilight Hike

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead you through the Center at a time that is not only beautiful and serene, but also alive with wildlife. We’ll look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals, and may encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts,...

$15.00 – $20.00

Northern Kettle Moraine: Scaling Dundee Mountain

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The Northern Kettle Moraine is renowned for its scenic beauty and impressive geologic features. Join Director of Education Tom Finley as we traverse Dundee Mountain and the Greenbush Trails.   Our day begins at the Long Lake south picnic area. We’ll hike our way through a forest and then the slopes to the...

$45.00 – $60.00

Beginning Tree ID

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, July 23 and 30  In this two-part workshop, learn the basics of tree ID, what to look for, and what distinguishes families from one another. We’ll discuss how trees interact with wildlife and each other, and discover which species provide the most for the...

$45.00 – $55.00

Bird Photography Workshop

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

This workshop will begin with a classroom presentation, then we’ll go out and take photos,  returning to the classroom for a wrap up. In class, we’ll cover exposure, camera modes, focusing options, and the best starting settings for your bird photography.   Instructor Kevin Hanley is a nature and macro...

$25.00 – $30.00

Twilight Hike

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

This time of day is not only beautiful, but also alive with wildlife. Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz will lead a hike to look for deer and their fawns, coyotes and their young, and other mammals. We may also encounter birds that love dusk, such as swallows, swifts, nightjars, and nighthawks....

$15.00 – $20.00

iPhone Nature Photography Workshop

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

In this hands-on workshop, discover what your iPhone camera app can do! We’ll walk through all the functions of the iPhone camera. Then, after an introduction to some photography fundamentals, we’ll go outside to put that learning into practice. Explore the summer landscape to collect a few images, then come...

$25.00 – $30.00

Bird Club

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon will guide us on a hike to look for resident birds, fall migrants, and observe bird behavior before sunset. Birders age 14 and up and of all skill levels are welcome.  We will meet in the main parking lot.  This program will take...

Free

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the second Saturday of the month. We’ll search for resident and migrating birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center to...

Free

Nature Watercolor Workshop

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, August 13 & 20  Explore basic watercolor painting with a two-day workshop. Created for beginning and intermediate level painters looking for an afternoon with other bird, wildlife, and nature enthusiasts. This workshop introduces simple techniques while exploring elements of nature and wildlife found at...

$80.00 – $100.00

Photo Club

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Photographers of all skill levels will take a guided hike with Naturalist and hobby photographer, Cassie Rincon. We will visit the prairies and watch for native insects, including the monarch butterfly! We will explore the property while sharing tips and tricks amongst each other about our art.  This program will...

Free

Prairies of the Southern Kettle Moraine Field Trip

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The  Kettle Moraine State Forest South Unit offers a beautifully preserved landscape that harkens back to Wisconsin’s epic geologic past. Join Director of Education Tom Finley on a visit to view some of the unique prairies of this region. Created near the end of the last Ice Age, some 10 –...

$45.00 – $60.00

Conservation Hike: Native Plants

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Join our Director of Conservation and Land Management, Drew Shuster, for a hike highlighting native plants. Drew will talk about and show plants that will be for sale at the Native Plant Sale on Sunday, August 28. He'll discuss growing conditions and benefits for various plant species. This hike will...

Free

Birding Exploration

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Birding with an experienced guide is an excellent way to improve your birding skills. Join Senior Ecologist and expert birder Don Quintenz on a walk through the meadows, woods, and wetlands of Schlitz Audubon. Early morning bird walks often uncover many birds that would otherwise go unnoticed. Their natural rhythm...

$15.00 – $20.00

Native Plant Sale

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Gardening with native plants provides many ecological benefits, including creating habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife. Prairie Future Seed Company will offer a wide selection of live plants for purchase. We are offering options to shop in person or order ahead for curbside pick-up. In-person shopping is free to...

Astronomy with Binoculars

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

Spend an evening under the stars! Jim Hahn will guide us along the Milky Way from Sagittarius to Cassiopeia, stopping at star clusters, double stars, and other fascinating sights. There will be guest appearances by the Moon, Saturn, a few satellites, and even a minor planet. Telescopes will be set up for closer views. Bring...

$15.00 – $20.00

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center 1111 E. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI

We welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the second Saturday of the month. We’ll search for resident and migrating birds. This is a great opportunity for new birders to learn and practice bird identification. We will meet in front of the Visitor Center to...

Free