50th Anniversary Pollinator Brunch



What to Expect



50th Anniversary Pollinator Brunch

Sunday, September 15th, 11am-2 pm

Brunch for the bees? Yes, please! Join us for a one-of-a-kind event celebrating Wehr’s 50 years of providing “A place for all seasons, a place for everyone.”

This daytime gala event invites the community to support the “Rooted and Growing” future of Wehr fundraising campaign. Satisfy your senses with delicious cuisine and enjoy a morning at Wehr among the winged wildlife and native wildflowers of Milwaukee’s oldest public nature center. Participate in a silent and live auction. Grab your seat today.

$80 per person

Pollinator Brunch.


Thank you to our sponsors for their support.

Sponsorship opportunities available.




11 am - Stroll along the boardwalk to pollinator inspired hors d'oeuvres hand crafted by local chefs while you sample plant-based artisanal beverages curated by local businesses.


12 pm - Eat a sustainably sourced brunch buffet provided by woman-owned Noble Catering while you listen to sweet musical stylings of local band Frogwater which features a cross pollination of musical genres; Celtic, Bluegrass, Old-Time American and Blues.


1 pm - Learn about Wehr's history alongside local historian John Gurda followed by an opportunity to give via a live and silent auction in support for the "Rooted and Growing" campaign to fund site improvement projects that advance the center into the next 50 years.


2pm - Leave with a full stomach, abundant heart, and baked good to savor the flavor.




Why Pollinator Brunch?

A pollinator is an animal that moves pollen from the male anther of a flower to the female stigma of a flower. This helps to bring about fertilization of the ovules in the flower by the male gametes from the pollen grains.

Pollinators are essential in our world and bring so much value to us, that we might not even recognize.

Our brunch is for the "bees". For the community to come together and celebrate Wehr, the community and of course all the special pollinators.

Frequently Asked Questions

Attire is casual and comfortable.

The dinner is held outside under a tent in the yard of the Visitor Center. Heaters and sides will be added to the tent for cooler weather, but please take the temperature into account when choosing an outfit.

More information soon to follow.

Please list any food allergies or sensitivities that you or any of your guests have during registration and we will work with you to make sure there are options for you. You can also email carol.howard@milwaukeecountywi.gov  with any specific concerns. 

Parking will be at the Visitor Center. Our parking lot can get pretty full for large events such as this so please consider carpooling if you are coming with other guests. Parking fee cost is included with your ticket. 

You can purchase a table which has 8 seats at a cost of $600. ($40 discount)

$38 of your ticket is tax-deductible. 

If you have any accessibility concerns for the event, please reach at 414-425-8550 or Emily with any questions or concerns at emily.brown@milwaukeecountywi.gov 

The Access Ability Wisconsin Outdoor Wheelchair is available to reserve for the event. Please contact the office for details on how to reserve the chair.

Still have questions?

Call us at 414 425-8550  or email carol.howard@friendsofwehr.org