Current & Upcoming

Milwaukee County Parks Bumble Bee Monitoring Program Orientation 

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer Bumble Bee Monitor for Milwaukee County? Attend this free workshop to become one today! Wisconsin is home to 20 species of native bumblebees, many of which live here in Milwaukee, including the federally endangered rusty-patched bumble bee). Monitors help gather data on bumble bees in natural areas around…

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Global Big Day Bird Count

May 11, 2024 7:00AM

It’s BIG! Over 51,000 birders + 201 countries = 7673 species last year in the world’s largest bird count and research project. Join naturalists at Wehr or bird anywhere for as short or long as you want and record your sightings in eBird. Accessible options available; contact carol.howard@milwaukeecountywi.gov or 414-425-8550. The hike at Wehr will…

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Community Science Open House

Jan 20, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

Become a Community Science Volunteer and use prescribed protocols to gather and record important data that informs management decisions within our Parks. This open house hosted by the Milwaukee County Park’s Natural Areas Team will highlight 2024 efforts including Wetland Monitoring, Bumble Bee Monitoring, Bird-Window Strike Monitoring, Native Seed Collection, and Nest Box Adoption. No…

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Christmas Bird Count

Dec 17, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Community Science volunteers needed for National Audubon’s 124th Christmas Bird Count. We will survey at Wehr and other sites within southern Milwaukee County. Beginners and experienced birders, including families, are welcome. There is an optional potluck lunch at noon at Wehr. Accessible count options are available; please contact Carol at 414-425-8550. Free, but please register…

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Global Big Day Bird Count

May 13, 2023 7:00AM

It’s BIG! Over 51,000 birders + 201 countries = 7673 species last year in the world’s largest bird count and research project. Join naturalists at Wehr or bird anywhere for as short or long as you want and record your sightings in eBird. Accessible options available; contact carol.howard@milwaukeecountywi.gov or 414-425-8550. Join our naturalist at 7…

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Bumble Bee Monitoring Training

Jun 17, 2023 9:30AM—12:00PM

Become a volunteer Bumble Bee Monitor for Milwaukee County Parks today! Attend this free workshop to learn how to use your smartphone or camera to help gather data on bumble bees in natural areas. We’ll teach you methods of monitoring and bee identification. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. No fee; contact Halley at ParksComSci@milwaukeecountywi.gov for…

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Community Science Open House

Jan 28, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM

Become a Community Science Volunteer and use prescribed protocol to gather and record important data that informs management decisions within our Parks. This open house hosted by the Milwaukee County Park’s Natural Areas Team will highlight 2023 efforts including Wetland Monitoring, Bumble Bee Monitoring, Bird-Window Strike Monitoring, Native Seed Collection, and Nest Box Adoption. No…

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Christmas Bird Count

Dec 18, 2022 9:00AM—3:00PM

Community Science volunteers needed! We will be counting wintering birds at Wehr, 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. Beginners and experienced birders welcome. There are shared meal lunch…

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Big Sit Bird Count

Oct 08, 2022 7:00AM—12:00PM

To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day and inspire a curiosity for birding, Wehr is partnering with the Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society (WMAS) to host a “Big Sit” bird count. Enjoy a morning of observing birds by both sight and sound from the convenience of one stationary location. Birders of all ages, abilities, and levels are…

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Intro to eBird – Every “Birdy” Counts

Apr 03, 2022 1:30PM—3:00PM

Find out how easy it is to discover which birds are where, enter your bird sightings, and feel good about contributing to worldwide research! There will be an interactive demonstration of this bird tracking software, bring your own laptop or cell phone if you want. Have no fear – anyone can do it, even beginning…

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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