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VIRTUAL Feeding Time Fun: Great Snakes!

Jun 29, 2020 10:00AM—10:30AM

Designed for children ages 4 – 6 with an adult., but everyone is welcome. Join us via Zoom to meet Wehr’s two resident snakes: Stripes the Garter Snake and Frank the Fox Snake. Little ones will see a snake skeleton, a snake shed, and topped off with a meal for both Stripes and Frank. Enjoy…

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POSTPONED BioBlitz Open House & Biodiversity Celebration

Jun 27, 2020 10:00AM—3:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Join us for an exciting day of discovery and science as Wehr hosts the 6th Annual BioBlitz organized by the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM). A BioBlitz is part contest, part education event, and part scientific endeavor.Starting on Friday, June 26 at 3 pm, a group of scientists organized by MPM will race against time to…

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VIRTUAL Pop-up Nature: A Charm of Hummingbirds

Jun 22, 2020 1:00PM—2:00PM

Did you know that a group of hummingbirds is called a "charm" or that a hummingbird can flap its wings up to 200 flaps per second?  Join us as we enter the fascinating world of hummingbirds.  Families can enjoy a story about these flying jewels, make a hummingbird related craft, and go on a scavenger…

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VIRTUAL NatureNauts: Ladybugs

Jun 22, 2020 10:00AM—10:30AM

Join us via zoom to discover how ladybugs are beautiful and helpful insect neighbors. See a puppet show performance of Ladybug’s Spring Breakfast, listen to a ladybug storytime, and see how you can make your very own Ladybug craft. Please consider a donation in any amount to the Friends of Wehr Nature Center to help…

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Virtual Bat Night

Jun 19, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

Join us for an evening devoted to the fiction, folklore, and facts about our common yet misunderstood bat neighbors. Discover, which bats live in your neighborhood and how they make our lives better. Learn how scientists are racing to save North American bats from potential extinction and most important, what you can do to help…

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VIRTUAL Feeding Time Fun: Louise the Wood Turtle

Jun 15, 2020 10:00AM—10:30AM

Designed for children ages 4-6 with an adult, but everyone is welcome. Join us via Zoom to meet “Louise”, Wehr’s queen of charisma Wood Turtle. Louise is very active and loves to roam. That’s exactly what she will do as we follow her as she explores Wehr Nature Center (with supervision). After building up an…

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CANCELED Reptile Day

Jun 14, 2020 1:00PM—4:00PM

Discover the world of reptiles and amphibians! Meet colorful snakes, wondrous turtles, and strange lizards and salamanders. See dozens of species on display and enjoy a guided hike to look for turtles and listen for frogs. Learn all the ways to live peacefully with our misunderstood and scaly wild neighbors. Kids can enjoy crafts and…

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VIRTUAL Basic Bird ID (June 9 & 16)

Jun 09, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is in the woods? Via Zoom sessions on two evenings, learn basic bird identification: how to use shape, color, field marks, and more to figure out what you are seeing! Binocular use and field guide information will be covered, too! Registration is for both sessions on…

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Advanced Master Naturalist: Hearing & Creating the Sound of Nature

Jun 06, 2020 8:30AM—12:00PM

The natural world is full of sound. Learn how wildlife use sound for courtship, warnings, and even fun. Discover the physics of sound and how hearing and vocalization work and then go to the field for an intro to wildlife acoustic technology.  Test software that reveals the unique frequencies of bird and bat calls. Join…

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CANCELED Adult Scavenger Hunt

May 30, 2020 6:00PM—8:00PM

Back by popular demand, this one-of-a-kind adult-only scavenger hunt will make the kids jealous! It’s your turn to hit the trails with a GPS and a set of clues. Teams answer riddles, collect items and solve a puzzle to earn points for alcoholic beverages and great prizes. So if you are up for some friendly…

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