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Nature Wizard for Families: Busy Beavers

Nov 13, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Busy Beavers Beavers really are BUSY at Wehr this time of year. Families will learn about amazing beaver adaptations that help these rodents be nature’s engineers. We’ll walk to look for beaver signs, including their dam, lodge, and chewings. A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of Wehr Make Wehr part of your family…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Talking Turkeys

Dec 04, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

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Talking Turkey We’ll learn how to punt, cluck, and gobble like turkey as we explore the lives of our wild turkey neighbors. Families will go on a guided walk to look for turkeys and their signs A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of Wehr Make Wehr part of your family time. Friends of…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Seed Seekers

Sep 11, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Seed Seekers Sunday, September 11, 1-2:30 pm Seeds are nature’s most ingenious packages. We’ll examine the many forms that seeds can take and read A Seed Is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston, then take a seed seeker walk to see how many varieties we can find. A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Water Wonders

Aug 07, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Water Wonders Sunday, August 7, 1-2:30 pm Water is the most miraculous substance on earth and without it our world would be lifeless. Families will explore the amazing properties of water through hands-on activities, design and build their own river, and discover how to be good water stewards. A Monthly Series for Members of the…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Prairie Pals

Jul 10, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Prairie Pals Sunday, July 10, 1-2:30 pm Wehr’s prairie is a patchwork quilt of colorful flowers in July. We’ll learn about the unique adaptations of prairie plants and the insects that are their “pollination pals. Families can participate in a sitting pollinator count in our prairie after a naturalist led walk. A Monthly Series for…

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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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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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Nature Wizard for Families: Surviving Winter

Jan 23, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Surviving Winter Sunday, January 23, 1-2:30 pm How do animals survive our frigid Wisconsin winters? Join Ms. Bev to discover the adaptations that help critters live in the snow and cold. Families will work together to design their own winter critter and put it outside to see how well it “survives.” We’ll take a short…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Rocks Rock

Feb 06, 2022 1:00PM—2:30PM

Rocks Rock! Sunday, February 6, 1-2:30 pm Rockhounds will want to join the Nature Wizard as we explore Wehr’s amazing collection of minerals, rocks and fossils. Work as a family to test and identify common minerals in our classroom and then go on an indoor and outdoor scavenger hunt to find rocks. A Monthly Series…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Animal Tracking

Dec 05, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

Goose’s Fall Adventure Sunday, December 5, 1-2:30 pm Join our naturalists to learn how to decipher the clues that animals leave behind. We will start by learning how to identify animal footprints, nibbles, and crumbs and then explore Wehr’s trails practicing our sleuthing skills. A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of Wehr Make…

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Past | Archive

Fall Bike Hike

Oct 01, 2022 9:00AM—11:00AM

NatureNauts: Awesome Ants

Sep 26, 2022 9:30AM—10:30AM

NatureNauts: Awesome Ants

Sep 25, 2022 1:00PM—2:00PM

Yoga in the Amphitheater

Sep 24, 2022 9:00AM—10:00AM

Nighttime Sky Viewing

Sep 23, 2022 8:00PM—11:00PM

Overlook parking lot on east side of Mallard Lake