Current & Upcoming

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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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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Phenology Hike

Jun 21, 2021 8:00AM—9:00AM

Did you know that Wehr Nature Center has a dedicated group of volunteers that go out every Monday to collect phenological records? What is phenology? Phenology is nature’s calendar – when cherry trees bloom, when a robin builds its nest and when leaves turn color in the fall. ​Visitors are welcome to hike along with our…

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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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Bird Hike

Jun 20, 2021 7:30AM—9:00AM

Join us to discover the wonderful birds of Wehr Nature Center. Learn some basics of bird ID, where to look for birds, and how to observe bird behavior. Binocular use and eBird information included. Bring your own binoculars; a limited number available to borrow. Open to beginning birders and up. Families welcome; recommended for 8+…

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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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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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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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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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Past | Archive

Gardening for the Birds and the Bees

Mar 02, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Wehr Birders

Feb 25, 2024 9:00AM—10:00AM

Maple Tapping for Families

Feb 24, 2024 10:00AM—11:30AM