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Healthy County Challenge: Hike, Play, Recreate for Health @ Wehr

Apr 09, 2022 10:00AM—12:00PM

Wehr Nature Center in Whitnall Park is the next location to host County Executive Crowley’s Healthy County Challenge. This initiative encourages getting outside and using our Parks for both our mental and physical health. This Saturday, Wehr will host a variety of activities between 10-12 pm that showcase the most accessible nature destination in the…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Wild Blooms

May 22, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Wild Blooms Sunday, May 22, 1-2:30 pm Join us to explore the rainbow of wildflowers that are popping up along Wehr’s trails. We’ll read Wake-up Woods by Michael Homoya to learn about spring nature happenings and then go on a guided walk to discover our native wildflowers and the creatures that depend on them. A…

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Woodcocks, Woodfrogs, and Wine

Apr 02, 2022 6:30PM—8:30PM

Wehr Nature Center is one of the few spots in Milwaukee County to view the iconic “sky dance” of the American Woodcock. After a short presentation about these unique shorebirds of the woods over a glass of wine or beer, we’ll head out on a sunset stroll to witness one of nature’s most spectacular scenes.…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Fairies and Frogs

Apr 03, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Fairies and Frogs Sunday, April 3, 1-2:30 pm Celebrate spring with frog songs! Join the Nature Wizard for a magical journey to Wehr’s ephemeral pond to search for fairy shrimp and wood frogs. We’ll peek through microscopes at invertebrates we scoop from the pond and hope for a glimpse of the early emerging wood frogs.…

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Operation Recon Nature – Adult Veterans

Jun 25, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

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Over the last 50 plus years people have lost connections to nature. Studies show that being outdoors makes us healthier happier people! Think of how it feels to pause and watch a sunset or stop and listen to bird song. Let’s cultivate that feeling on the trails of Wehr while we watch all that Spring…

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Operation Recon Nature – Adult Veterans

May 21, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Over the last 50 plus years people have lost connections to nature. Studies show that being outdoors makes us healthier happier people! Think of how it feels to pause and watch a sunset or stop and listen to bird song. Let’s cultivate that feeling on the trails of Wehr while we watch all that Spring…

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Operation Recon Nature – Adult Veterans

Apr 23, 2022 6:30PM—7:30PM

Over the last 50 plus years people have lost connections to nature. Studies show that being outdoors makes us healthier happier people! Think of how it feels to pause and watch a sunset or stop and listen to bird song. Let’s cultivate that feeling on the trails of Wehr while we watch all that Spring…

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Operation Recon Nature – Veterans & their Families

Jun 25, 2022 5:30PM—6:30PM

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Nature connections are endlessly beneficial for children and families. Want to know why, where to start or need some motivation? Join our Naturalist guided hikes on the trails of Wehr for a monthly themed experience with activities designed for families. Let’s watch all that Spring brings to Wehr! Free for Veterans from all branches of…

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