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Butterfly Monitoring Hike

Jun 20, 2021 1:00PM—2:00PM

Grab a net and/or your binoculars. Learn the basics of butterfly ID with butterfly expert, Brooke Gilley, then enjoy a morning hike through the woods and the prairie in search of our fluttery friends. We will be meeting outside in front of the building before we hike the trails.  Wehr Nature Center has a limited…

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Up Close with a Scientist

Jun 19, 2021

Happening at 11 am and 2 pm – A unique hands-on experience to participate in “fieldwork” with a visiting scientist from the Field Museum. Kids will help inspect insect traps used for research and even use real sweep nets to catch critters. If you have a budding scientist at home, don’t miss this chance to…

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Bumble Bees of Your Backyard Hike

Jun 19, 2021 9:00AM—10:00AM

Did you know that Wisconsin is home to 20 different species of bumble bees?  Join an expert and go on a hike to see which bumble bees might be visiting your backyard and learn about what bumble bee conservation efforts are going on at Wehr Nature Center and Milwaukee County Parks.  We will be meeting…

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Bird Watching Basics for Kids

Jun 19, 2021 2:00PM—3:00PM

Families are invited to drop by our bird watching basics station near our play space.  We will provide binoculars, field guides, and a bird bingo sheet.  Together we can watch our bird feeders to see who might visit.  Naturalists will be on site to help with identification and binocular use. 

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Moth Night for Families

Jun 19, 2021 8:30PM—10:00PM

Moths rule the night! We will explore the diverse and marvelous world of moths and discover how their adaptations make them masters of the darkness. We will monitor bait stations and record our findings in this unique community science experience.

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Bat Night for Families

Jun 18, 2021 9:00PM—10:00PM

Meet real live bats! Discover the fiction, folklore, and facts about bats. Hands-on activities will help us learn what it is like to be a bat. We will go on a night hike to look for bats and other creatures of the night. Come learn how to be a friend to bats!  

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6th Annual BioBlitz

Jun 18, 2021—Jun 21, 2021

Wehr Nature Center will host MPM’s 6th Annual BioBlitz, a 24-hour celebration of biodiversity where scientists work together to see how many species of plants and animals they can find in one area. Learn more about MPM’s BioBlitz. While the scientists are in the field, join us for fun during the BioBlitz. Wehr Nature Center Staff…

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