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Nature Wizard for Families: Talking Turkeys

Dec 04, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Talking Turkey We’ll learn how to punt, cluck, and gobble like turkey as we explore the lives of our wild turkey neighbors. Families will go on a guided walk to look for turkeys and their signs A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of Wehr Make Wehr part of your family time. Friends of…

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Little Wonders: Tracks & Trails for Two-Year Olds

Dec 05, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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A program for 2-year olds to share with their favorite adult. Tots will become nature detectives as we search for the clues animals leave behind. We will read Forest Tracks by Dee Dee Duffy, use stampers to create footprint art, and explore outdoors looking for animal signs. Additional $4 parking fee for non-members.

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Little Wonders: Tracks & Trails for Three-Year Olds

Dec 05, 2022 11:00AM—12:00PM

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Tots will become nature detectives as we search for the clues animals leave behind. We will read Forest Tracks by Dee Dee Duffy, use stampers to create footprint art, and explore outdoors looking for animal signs. Additional $4 parking fee for non-members.

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Operation Recon Nature – Veterans & their Families

Dec 10, 2022 10:00AM—11:00AM

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Veterans from all branches of service, whether active duty, reserve or retired personnel and their families, are invited to attend. We enjoy camaraderie on experiential hikes along Wehr’s trails observing seasonal nature happenings and escaping the daily grind. Free for Veterans from all branches of service – Active Duty, Reserve, and Retired personnel and their…

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Family Owl Prowl

Dec 10, 2022 5:30PM—7:30PM

Wehr Nature Center

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Join a naturalist for an evening with the owls. An interactive program will highlight the amazing adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors.  Come prepared to walk in search of Great-Horned and Eastern Screech owls. Each child will dissect an owl pellet to discover what owls eat for dinner! Online registration required two days prior to programRecommended…

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NatureNauts: Busy Beaver

Dec 11, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

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A program for children ages 4-6 and their caregiver Get busy and discover the secrets of nature’s hardest working engineer – the beaver! Join us as we sing the beaver song, make a craft beaver, and touch a tree that’s been gnawed by a real beaver. Additional $4 parking fee for non-members

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NatureNauts: Busy Beavers

Dec 12, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

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A program for children ages 4-6 and their caregiver Get busy and discover the secrets of nature’s hardest working engineer – the beaver! Join us as we sing the beaver song, make a craft beaver, and touch a tree that’s been gnawed by a real beaver. Additional $4 parking fee for non-members.

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Pop-Up Nature: Sensational Spiders

Dec 17, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Join us to discover why spiders are so sensational! They might seem scary to some, but spiders are important in many cultural myths.  We will read a story, share a craft, and explore other spidery activities.  Recommended for Ages 5 and older Additional $4 parking fee for non-members

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Winter Walk at Wehr

Dec 31, 2022 12:30PM—2:00PM

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Join a naturalist for a guided hike through Wehr’s winter wonderland. Discover the amazing adaptations of plants and animals and how they survive Wisconsin’s wild winter. Online registration required two days prior to programRecommended for ages 6 and older.

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Pop-Up Nature: Who Was Aldo Leopold?

Jan 08, 2023 1:00PM—3:00PM

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Wisconsinite Aldo Leopold is known as the father of wildlife ecology and his nature essays have inspired many budding naturalists. Celebrate his birthday by learning how to observe and journal about nature. We will visit with a live animal to inspire our writing. Recommended for ages 5 and older. $5 parking fee applies to non-members.

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NatureNauts: Scampering Squirrels

Nov 21, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

NatureNauts: Scampering Squirrels

Nov 20, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM