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NatureNauts: Ladybugs

May 16, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult Ladybugs are beautiful and handy insect neighbors. NatureNauts will enjoy the puppet show Ladybugs Spring Breakfast, go in search of these colorful beetles, and make a craft ladybug.

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NatureNauts: Ladybugs

May 15, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

A series of fun-filled programs for children 4-6 years old and their favorite adult Ladybugs are beautiful and handy insect neighbors. NatureNauts will enjoy the puppet show Ladybugs Spring Breakfast, go in search of these colorful beetles, and make a craft ladybug.

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Bug Day

Sep 19, 2021 1:00PM—4:00PM

Bugs Rule! Join us as we celebrate the little creatures that run our world at Wehr’s 16th Annual Bug Day! Cost: $5 per person Tickets on Sale Now! SOLD OUT! Highlights include: Live Insect Zoo featuring beetles, roaches, and critters from around the world (petting permitted) Bug Discovery Walks – dip, dig and swoop for…

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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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Little Wonders: Insect Adventures for Three Year Olds

Sep 13, 2021 11:00AM—12:00PM

Program for 3-year-olds and their caregivers Insects are cool! We will listen to the story, Ugh! A Bug! by Mary Bono, meet some live beetles and crickets, create some insect art, and eat a buggy snack. Join us and help teach your child not to let the bugs bug them.

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Little Wonders: Insect Adventures for Two Year Olds

Sep 13, 2021 9:30AM—10:30AM

Program for 2-year-olds and their caregivers Insects are cool! We will listen to the story, Ugh! A Bug! by Mary Bono, meet some live beetles and crickets, create some insect art, and eat a buggy snack. Join us and help teach your child not to let the bugs bug them.

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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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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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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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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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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