Current & Upcoming

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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Global Big Day Bird Count

May 14, 2022

Meet at Wehr's Visitor Center

Join a Wehr naturalist at 7 am or bird on your own anytime/anywhere in this 24-hour period Calling all birders! Join us for the BIGGEST day in birdwatching- Global Big Day. Join us to bird together at Wehr or watch birds anywhere for as short or long as you want and record your sightings in…

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2022 Milwaukee County Parks Bumble Bee Monitoring Program Orientation 

Jun 18, 2022 9:00AM—11:30AM

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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Christmas Bird Count

Dec 19, 2021 9:00AM—4:00PM

Community 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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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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Moth Night for Adults

Jul 23, 2021 8:00PM—9:30PM

Moths rule the night! Participate in Moth Night, a Citizen Science event during National Moth Week. We will explore the diverse and marvelous world of moths and how their adaptations make them masters of the dark. Plan to be outside for the duration of the program. We will be baiting multiple locations and record our…

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Butterfly Count Workshop

Jun 27, 2021 9:00AM—12:00PM

Wehr Nature Center

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. Butterflies will be counted and recorded as part of our 32nd Annual Butterfly Count, a citizen science project. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

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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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Past | Archive

Staci Joers: Sensational Spring Supper

May 17, 2022 6:30PM—9:00PM

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave Franklin, WI 53132

NatureNauts: Ladybugs

May 16, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM