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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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Nature Wizard for Families: Goose’s Fall Adventure

Nov 14, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

Goose’s Fall Adventure Sunday, November 14, 1-2:30 pm What do animals do in the fall to get ready for winter? Lots! Families will watch an original puppet show to learn about what Canada goose and his animal friends are up to in fall. After the show we will go for guided discovery walk to look…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Insect Safari

Aug 15, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

Insect Safari Sunday, August 15, 1-2:30 pm Join a naturalist to go on a six-legged safari. We will enjoy an arthropod fashion show to learn about insects and their relatives and then go on a hunt to discover the diversity of insects that call Wehr home. A Monthly Series for Members of the Friends of…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Trees are Terrific

Sep 12, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

Trees are Terrific  Sunday, September 15, 1-2:30 pm Have you thanked a tree lately? Trees give us wood, food, medicine, even toilet paper! Join a naturalist on a walk to get to know Wehr’s trees. We will learn why leaves change colors, how to tell a hickory from a hawthorn, and make our very own…

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Nature Wizard for Families: Nature’s Neighborhoods

Jun 20, 2021 1:00PM—2:30PM

Nature’s Neighborhoods Sunday, June 20, 1-2:30 pm Every animal needs food, water, shelter, and space to survive. Families can join a naturalist to explore the natural neighborhoods that provide habitat for critters at Wehr. You will go on a scavenger hunt to our grassland, forest, and wetland to discover how they provide habitat for a…

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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