Current & Upcoming

Superstar Native Plants

Apr 19, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Virtual Session

Session 2 of Planning and Designing Your Own Pollinator Oasis Gardening with native plants is a fun and beautiful way to improve the health of pollinators and birds AND yourself. With a few basic tools and information, you can create a beautiful garden or yard that cares for the earth, too. This 3- session program…

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Why We All Need Native Plants

Apr 12, 2022 7:00PM—8:00PM

Virtual Session

Session 1 of the Planning and Designing Your Own Pollinator Oasis Gardening with native plants is a fun and beautiful way to improve the health of pollinators and birds AND yourself. With a few basic tools and information, you can create a beautiful garden or yard that cares for the earth, too. This 3- session…

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Designing Your Own Native Garden

Apr 24, 2022 1:00PM—3:30PM

Wehr Nature Center 9701 W College Ave Franklin, WI 53132

Session 3 of Planning and Designing Your Own Pollinator Oasis Gardening with native plants is a fun and beautiful way to improve the health of pollinators and birds AND yourself. With a few basic tools and information, you can create a beautiful garden or yard that cares for the earth, too. This 3- session program…

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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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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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Manage Your Yard Naturally: Early Spring Preparation

Mar 31, 2021 7:30PM—8:30PM

Virtual presentation and Q&A Learn how to manage your garden and yard for pollinators and beneficial insects during the off season. Discover why it makes sense to leave things a bit “messy” as you work to prepare your yard for spring. Understand when and how you should be pruning, trimming and removing debris to protect…

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VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden: How to Create Your Pollinator Garden

Apr 29, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden 3 Part Series Attending all 3 sessions of the 3 part series is recommended but not required.  Each session has its own registration; space is limited Create an oasis for pollinators using native plants in your yard while providing beauty and interest all year round. Learn about host plants, nectaring plants,…

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VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden: Why Native Plants and Pollinators

Apr 15, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden 3 Part Series Attending all 3 sessions of the 3 part series is recommended but not required. Create an oasis for pollinators using native plants in your yard while providing beauty and interest all year round. Learn about host plants, nectaring plants, as well as plants that provide winter forage and…

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VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden: Native Plants and Their Natural Communities

Apr 22, 2020 7:00PM—8:00PM

VIRTUAL Planning Your Garden 3 Part Series Attending all 3 sessions of the 3 part series is recommended but not required.  Each session has its own registration; space is limited Create an oasis for pollinators using native plants in your yard while providing beauty and interest all year round. Learn about host plants, nectaring plants,…

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IN-PERSON CANCELED Bumblebee Monitoring Training

Apr 18, 2020 9:30AM—12:00PM

Boerner Botanical Gardens

Are you interested in becoming a Bumble Bee Monitor for Milwaukee County? Attend this free workshop to become one today! Natural Areas staff has inventoried potential bumble bee habitat areas within the Park System and is seeking volunteers to adopt these natural areas to gather data on all bumble bee species (including the federally endangered…

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Flow Yoga

Nov 26, 2022 9:00AM—10:00AM

Wehr’s Amphitheater or Gardner Room