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The Trumpeter

Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society Newsletter

The mission of Wisconsin Metro Audubon Society is to inform the public and encourage wise environmental practices through education and conservation. We will work toward a future when children and adults will respect, appreciate, and protect the environment

Wehr Nature Center Fall and Winter Events

For more information, call Wehr at (414) 425-8550 or email info@friendsofwehr.org

October 2015

Halloween Haunts
Thursday, Oct. 15 - Saturday, Oct. 17

pumpkinsHalloween Haunts combines the make-believe, spooky fun of Halloween with the beauty of nature to create a fun family event, and it is designed especially for families with children ages 4 to 10. Wehr’s woodland is transformed into an Enchanted Forest complete with a talking owl, a wise-cracking skeleton and even some rapping arthropods, glowing mushrooms and happy ghosts that surprise families that follow the Jack-o-lantern lit trail. The hikes begin every 7 minutes between 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., rain or shine, and they are just spooky enough to keep the kids enthralled, but not give them nightmares. Visitors may sip cider and snack on popcorn and can enjoy games, crafts, face painting and fortune telling in the Gardner Room after the hike. There is even a magic show to enjoy while waiting to embark on the hike! It all makes for a great evening of entertainment and education.

Ticket information: Tickets must be purchased in advance. We recommend that you come in person to purchase tickets. You can also charge your tickets over the phone using Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. Tickets must be picked up at the Nature Center prior to Oct. 15 during regular office hours, 8:30am–4pm daily. Tickets can be mailed to you for an additional $5 fee per order; there will be no refunds or replacement for tickets lost in the mail. You must pay at the time of reservation. You are limited to 16 tickets per person, one adult must accompany every 5 children, and tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Fee information: $10 per person, $7 Milwaukee County Resident, and
$7 Friends of Wehr members.

November 2015

Flavors of Fall Fundraiser
Saturday, November 14 from 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Savor the flavors of fall made from local Wisconsin products. A warm fire will welcome guests to a Wisconsin cheese tasting before the main tasting event begins. Our partners, the Beer Barons of Milwaukee, will be sharing a unique seasonal beer brewed especially for the event. Enjoy an evening with friends and do a little early holiday shopping at the fall-themed silent auction while helping the Friends of Wehr to raise money for Wehr’s Accessibility Project. The fee is $20 per person; $5 gets you an extra wine or beer and reservations guarantee a seat. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For details, go to the main site at http://www.friendsofwehr.org/fundraising-events/fall-fundraising-events/.

White-Tails 101 on Saturday
November 21 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm

White-tailed deerWhitnall Park is famous for its herd of “friendly” White-tailed Deer. Join deer biologist and Wehr naturalist Bev Bryant to learn more about these magnificent creatures. We will explore the basics of deer biology and behavior and learn how to interpret their many forms of communication. After an indoor presentation we will head out to some popular deer haunts to observe deer. The fee is $10 per person; $7 Milwaukee County resident; $5 Friends of Wehr members. Registration is required by November 20. For details, go to the main site at http://www.friendsofwehr.org/white-tails-101/.


December 2015

DIY Workshop: Paint & Pour
Saturday, December 5 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

What do you get when you combine paint, canvas, wine and laughter? A work of art to call your own! Be inspired by Wehr’s own resident artist to create one-of-a-kind gifts or something special for yourself. No experience required, only imagination and fun! We supply all the materials, plenty of wine and refreshments. Come with an open mind and leave with your own hang-able acrylic art! $25 per person; $20 for Friend of Wehr Members. Reservations guarantee a seat. Walk-ins are welcome as space allows. For details, go to the main site at http://www.friendsofwehr.org/diy-workshops/.

Owl Prowl for Adults
 December 11 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join a naturalist for an evening out with the owls. An interactive program will highlight the habits and adaptations of our nocturnal neighbors. Then we will walk the woodlands of Wehr listening and looking for Great Horned and Eastern Screech Owls. The fee is $10 per person; $7 Milwaukee County resident; $5 Friends of Wehr members. Registration is required by December 9. For details, go to the main site at http://www.friendsofwehr.org/winter-events/owl-prowl/



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