Lake Park Birding Trip

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Located on the edge of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s historic Lake Park provides an important stopover site for migratory birds, making it a popular birding destination in spring. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Program Coordinator Michelle Allison on a hike to search for a wide variety of birds, such...

$25.00 – $30.00

Lulu Lake State Natural Area

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Lulu Lake State Natural Area contains rare natural communities that have been virtually eliminated from the rest of southeastern Wisconsin. Their protection means they remain largely undistributed, resulting in exceptionally high quality and diverse wetland and upland communities on glacial topography in the Kettle Moraine region. Join Senior Ecologist Don...

$45.00 – $60.00

SPARK! Flowers

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. Led by our Director of Education Tom Finley, each month is devoted to learning about the simple beauty found in nature and how it enriches our lives. Programs take place inside the Auditorium and may include...

Free

Bird Club

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

Join in a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. Our co-host Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, will guide us on an evening hike to look for migrating birds, including colorful warblers. Birders age 14 and up and of all skill...

Free

Birding with Don Quintenz

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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

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

This month, we welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the first three Saturdays in May. Expert birder Paul Boyer will lead us in search of the migrating birds that visit the diverse habitats at the Center. This is a great opportunity for new birders...

Free

Spring Wildflower Adaptations and Identification

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

Saturdays, May 14 & 21 Join us for two spring afternoons to learn the features and functions of spring ephemeral wildflowers. Discover these unforgettable forest floor flowers, that too often go unnoticed by most. Learn from naturalists about when and where plants appear, the purpose of their petals, and the...

$45.00 – $55.00

Chiwaukee Prairie Field Trip

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Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Programs Coordinator Michelle Allison on a hike at one of the most beautiful Wisconsin prairies, Chiwaukee Prairie. It contains exceptional diversity, with more than 400 species of plants. Spring brings the greatest diversity of plants in bloom, and prairie flowers are generally very...

$25.00 – $30.00

Freshwater Mussel Identification Workshop

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

Wisconsin has 50 different species of native freshwater mussels within its rivers. The monitoring of these unique species is crucial to the understanding of the health of our freshwater ecosystems. In this workshop, discover the dynamic history of freshwater mussels in Wisconsin, their unique life cycles, and the status of...

$20.00 – $30.00

SPARK! Flowers

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

This program is designed for both people experiencing cognitive changes and their care partners. Led by our Director of Education Tom Finley, each month is devoted to learning about the simple beauty found in nature and how it enriches our lives. Programs take place inside the Auditorium and may include...

Free

Saturday Morning Bird Walk

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

This month, we welcome all those interested in birding for a guided bird walk on the first three Saturdays in May. Expert birder Paul Boyer will lead us in search of the migrating birds that visit the diverse habitats at the Center. This is a great opportunity for new birders...

Free

Fitness in Nature: Topography Hike

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

Explore ravines, bluffs, and beaches on a spring fitness-focused hike at Schlitz Audubon. Learn about the region’s geologic history as we traverse the Center’s property and conquer some of its challenging topography. From Lake Michigan to the western woodlands, we will rise and fall in elevation as we hike back...

$15.00 – $20.00

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. At this meeting, we will look for spring wildflowers and other visual wonders of the season. This program...

Free

Citizen Science: Bumble Bee Monitoring Training

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

Many bumble bee populations are declining in Wisconsin and around the world. Here in Wisconsin, there is a federally endangered species of bumble bee, and seven species are listed as state species of greatest conservation need. Join Schlitz Audubon as we help the Bumble Bee Brigade and Wisconsin Department of...

Free – $10.00

Drawing in Nature

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

5-week session, Wednesdays May 25 – June 22 This class will use familiar, traditional, and unorthodox mark making methods to explore drawing outdoors at Schlitz Audubon. Exercises to enhance vision, develop new skills, and the time to contemplate nature will hone drawing abilities and develop insights. We will also make...

$80.00 – $100.00

Oconomowoc River Kayak Trip

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Kayaking in a remote wetland is a wonderful way to get close to wildlife. Experience wetlands from a new perspective as we search for birds and enjoy the scenery. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and School Programs Manager AJ Grill for a leisurely paddle down the Oconomowoc River to the...

$55.00 – $70.00

Grant Park Birding Trip

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Located along the Lake Michigan shoreline in South Milwaukee, Grant Park features unique lannon stone paths and staircases, as well as several foot bridges traversing the park’s ravines. Join Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Programs Coordinator, Michelle Allison on a hike through this scenic park in search of migratory...

$45.00 – $60.00

Lion’s Den Birding Trip

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Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Coordinator Michelle Allison will lead you through Lion's Den Gorge Nature Preserve, one of the last stretches of undeveloped bluff land along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Over a half mile of 90- to 100-foot bluffs look out onto Lake Michigan, offering tremendous viewing opportunities....

$25.00 – $30.00

Morning Guided Forest Bathing

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

Bask in the morning sun in this unique sensory walk. Forest Bathing is more than just hiking, it is an immersive sensory experience that allows you to look at the forest differently than before. It combines concepts of meditation and mindfulness through a series of guided invitations. Participants will engage...

$20.00 – $30.00

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 all...

Bird Club

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

Join in a welcoming community of bird enthusiasts on the second Wednesday of the month. Our co-host Dan Panetti, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Mequon, will guide us on an evening hike. We’ll visit some nest boxes to look for Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and other cavity nesters. Birders...

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

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

Acrylic Painting Workshop

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

This is a two-day workshop: Saturdays, June 11 & 18 Learn the basics of painting with acrylics at this two-day workshop created for beginning and intermediate level painters. Enjoy an afternoon with other bird, wildlife, and nature enthusiasts and get an introduction to exciting acrylic painting techniques while exploring elements...

$80.00 – $100.00