Mammals are some of the most recognizable animals in our ecosystem. From deer to bats to muskrats, lots of furry, warm-blooded creatures share these 185 acres. The Center is continually working to provide habitat for and monitor the populations of many of these species. The above deer photograph was taken on a trail camera through our Snapshot Wisconsin program partnership. Read program details below. 


Bat Monitoring

Citizen Science Bat Monitoring
Tuesday, June 5 | 8:15pm – 10:00pm
Thursday, June 14 | 8:30pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, June 19 | 8:30pm-10:00pm
Thursday, June 28 | 8:30pm-10:00pm
Tuesday, July 3 | 8:30pm – 10:00pm

Thursday, July 12 | 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Bat populations are in decline, but you can help us to gather information for the DNR by participating in acoustic surveys. We will walk in a group searching for bats while using specialized equipment. If rain is in the forecast, we will perform surveys on Wednesday instead. Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Registration is required.
Free with membership or admission.


Snapshot Wisconsin

All Seasons | Ongoing

Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership with the Wisconsin DNR to monitor wildlife year-round using a statewide network of trail cameras. The project provides data for wildlife management decisions. We are looking for volunteers to hike to our trail camera, retrieve the SD card, and review pictures. Training provided. Contact Corinne Palmer for more information. 
Free with membership or admission.


Citizen Science at the Center

Amphibians, Reptiles, and Fish