Citizen Science help needed! We will be counting wintering birds at Wehr Nature Center, as well as many other sites within the southern half of Milwaukee County. You’ll meet some talented and persistent birders as we observe birds in the most important and longest-running nationwide bird count. This count contributes to long-term population trends data.

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Join us via Zoom to see how Moths rule the night! Join us for Moth Night, a citizen science event during National Moth Week. We will explore the diverse and marvelous world of moths and discover how their adaptations make them masters of the dark. After a virtual trip through the moth world we will…

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July 18th through July 26th is National Moth Week. We invite families to celebrate these amazing creatures with us virtually. Together we will find out why moths are so marvelous! We will share the story An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth by Karlin Gray, a craft, scavenger hunt, and resources on how you and your family can…

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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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May 26 / June 2 Basic Bird ID is FULL. Due to high demand, an additional 2-part program has been added on June 9 & 16. Click here for more info Wondering what bird is at your feeder or which warbler is in the woods? Via Zoom sessions on two evenings, learn basic bird identification:…

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The count takes place all day; from 12 am to 11:59 pm – for as long as you want! Calling all birders! Count birds on the BIGGEST day in birdwatching- Global Big Day. Over 20,000 people in more than 160 countries will be counting what they see and hear for the world’s largest bird count!…

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Saturday, April 18, presented LIVE on Zoom from 7-8 pm A recording of the presentation will be available on Wehr’s YouTube Channel to view afterwards. Nothing says spring like hearing a frog chorus! Join Wehr Naturalist Bev Bryant to learn about our local frogs and toads and to find out what makes amphibians awesome. The…

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6:15 – 6:45 pm (prior to WMAS Meeting) Find out how easy it is to enter your bird sightings, check your lists, discover which birds are where, and feel good about contributing to worldwide research! There will be live online demonstration of this bird tracking software and how-to handouts. Have no fear – anyone can…

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Are you interested in becoming a Bumble Bee Monitor for Milwaukee County? Attend this free workshop to become one today! Natural Areas staff has inventoried potential bumble bee habitat areas within the Park System and is seeking volunteers to adopt these natural areas to gather data on all bumble bee species (including the federally endangered…

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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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