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 The Trail of the bluebird
Wednesday, July 3, 2019. 9:00 am. Be a part of bluebird conservation! Join the naturalist in checking the bluebird nest boxes in the park. Get up close and personal with the eggs and chicks of bluebirds or other cavity nesters. Ages 10 and up, no pets please. Meet at the Athletic Field Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108896]
 Owl Naming Contest
Thursday, July 4, 2019. 1-3 pm. Two stuffed and mounted owls were donated to Hartman Creek. Stop by the Naturalists Booth and enter our owl naming contest. Learn about the owls of Wisconsin, then dissect an owl pellet! Located on the Beach All ages welcome; wheelchair accessible Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108898]
 Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
Friday, July 5, 2019. 11:00 am. Help the naturalist monitor milkweed for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies. Collect data that scientists use to help monarch populations. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. No pets please. Meet at Allen Lake Fishing Pier All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108899]
 Bird Beaks, Feet, and Wings
Saturday, July 6, 2019. 2-4 pm. The shape of a bird's beak, feet, or wings can tell you a lot about that bird's lifestyle. What does it eat? How fast can it fly? Does it use it's feet to perch or to hunt? Fly down to the Naturalist's booth to learn all about your favorite Wisconsin bird. There will be a fun game to try out, too! Located on the Beach All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible Free with park admmission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108902]
 Trail of the bluebird
Wednesday, July 10, 2019. 9:00 am. Be a part of bluebird conservation! Join the naturalist in checking the bluebird nest boxes in the park. Get up close and personal with the eggs and chicks of bluebirds or other cavity nesters. Ages 10 and up, no pets please. Meet at the Athletic Field Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108897]
 Monarch Larva Monitoring Project
Friday, July 12, 2019. 11:00 am. Help the naturalist monitor milkweed for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies. Collect data that scientists use to help monarch populations. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. No pets please. Meet at Allen Lake Fishing Pier All ages welcome; wheelchair accessible Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108900]
 Sky Hunting Raptors Summer Saturday Evening Event
Saturday, July 13, 2019. 7:00-8:30 pm. Jeannie Lord and several live birds of prey will share insights into the world of these amazing sky hunters. She will explain their unique adaptations, habitat needs, and threats to their survival. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Education, Families, Wildlife [E-108624]
 Wild Wetlands
Saturday, July 13, 2019. 10:00 am. What makes a wetland a wetland? Who lives there? Explore some of the many wetlands at Hartman Creek State Park. We will take a short hike and then get a close-up look at these amazing ecosystems - collecting samples and specimens so make sure to wear insect repellent. Meet at the Hellestad House Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108904]
 Trail of the Bluebird
Wednesday, July 17, 2019. 9:00 am. Join the naturalist in checking the bluebird nest boxes in the park. Get up close with the eggs and chicks of bluebirds or other cavity nesters. The boxes are spread throughout the park. Please drive or bring a bicycle, if possible. Ages 10 and up, no pets please. Meet at the Athletic Field Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108956]
 Bats!
Saturday, July 20, 2019. 8:00 pm. Bats are an essential part of our ecosystem. Learn about the bats of Wisconsin then take a walk with the Naturalist as we search the night sky for these fascinating creatures. This program is best for anyone 5 and up. Located at the Hartman Lake Amphitheater Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108962]
 Damsels and Dragons
Saturday, July 20, 2019. 4-6 pm. Hartman Creek is home to many species of dragonflies. Learn what makes them so unique, and so important. Test your skill at catching and identifying them. We will be in the tall grass and by the lake so make sure you wear your bug spray and sunscreen. Drop in anytime from 4-6 p.m. Located at Hartman Lake Beach Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108961]
 Providing a Permanent Sanctuary to Monkeys in Need
Saturday, July 20, 2019. 9:30a. 9:30a-10:30a - After 16 years of efforts, fundraising, and overcoming challenges, Primates Incorporated helped six monkeys retire to its enriching and spacious sanctuary located near Westfield, WI. Amy Kerwin, the founder of Primates Incorporated reviews the need to help the monkeys retire from labs, the pet trade, and the entertainment industry and what it took to establish Primates Incorporated. Visit our website for more information. Ethel Everhard Memorial Library, 117 East Third Street, Westfield, Marquette County. Call 6082202166. Subjects: Education, Community, Wildlife [E-108714]
 Trail of the Bluebird
Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Join the naturalist in checking the bluebird nest boxes in the park. Get up close with the eggs and chicks of bluebirds or other cavity nesters. The boxes are spread throughout the park. Please drive or bring a bicycle, if possible. Ages 10 and up, no pets please. Meet at the Athletic Field Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108957]
 Urban Wild Canine Project Evening Exploration
Thursday, July 25, 2019. 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Learn what a UW-Madison research project has discovered about the relationships between red foxes and coyotes in an urban area. Plus, Dr. Drake will share information on the methods used to catch, radio collar, and track these animals. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 12 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Education [E-108634]
 Monarch Monitoring
Friday, July 26, 2019. 11:00 am. Help the naturalist monitor milkweed for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies. Collect data that scientists use to help monarch populations. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. No pets please. Meet at Allen Lake Fishing Pier Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108960]
 Bug Safari
Saturday, July 27, 2019. 2-4 pm. Creepy crawly critters are everywhere. There are over 30 million species of bugs living in the world. Join the naturalist to learn why they are a vital part of our world. We will also play an exciting game of Bug Bingo! This program is wheelchair accessible. Located at Hartman Lake Beach Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108964]
 Our Native Pollinators Summer Saturday Evening Event
Saturday, July 27, 2019. 6:30-8:00 pm. Join Thelma Heidel-Baker as she covers pollinator biology and what that means for protecting these insects. Hear about the issues surrounding pollinators as well as ways you can create habitat for them in your own backyard. Learn a bit more about some special Wisconsin pollinators that need our help, like the endangered rusty patched bumble bee. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Education [E-108639]
 Wisconsin Birds of Prey
Saturday, July 27, 2019. 7:00 pm. Wisconsin is home to some remarkable owls, hawks, and vultures. Local wildlife rehabilitators, will be bringing some of these amazing birds to Hartman Creek State Park. Learn about the birds as you get an up close look at these stunning creatures. All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. No pets please. Located at the Hartman Lake Amphitheater Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108965]
 Duo Lives of Amphibians Summer Saturday Evening Event
Saturday, August 3, 2019. 7:00-8:30 pm. Wisconsin amphibians are a truly remarkable group of animals splitting their lives between the water and the land. Discover the intriguing life cycle of frogs, toads, and salamanders and what hazards they face. You will have an opportunity to meet many live animals. This program is most appropriate for people over 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Education [E-108647]
 Prairie Walk
Wednesday, August 7, 2019. 6:00-8:00 pm. Stroll the 17-acre prairie at Harmony Arboretum with local native plant enthusiasts. Spend an evening learning what constitutes a prairie and why people are creating or restoring them. The trail is approximately one-half mile and does cover uneven terrain. free. Harmony Arboretum & Demonstration Gardens, N3890 County Road E, Peshtigo, Marinette County. Call 715-732-7784. Subjects: Nature, Environment, Wildlife [E-108447]
 Whoopers and Sandhills: Wisconsin's Cranes Summer Saturday Evening Event
Saturday, August 10, 2019. 6:30-8:00 pm. Whooping and sandhill cranes both call Wisconsin home. The whooping crane is one the most endangered cranes of the world while sandhills the most abundant. Join the International Crane Foundation staff to learn about their fascinating life histories and specific habitat requirements, how people can help them to survive, and how they compare to the other 13 crane species found throughout the world. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Wildlife, Education, Nature [E-108655]
 Milkweed, Monarchs, and Mexico Summer Saturday Evening Event
Saturday, August 17, 2019. 6:30-8:00 pm. Find out the connection between monarch butterflies, milkweeds, and Mexico. Discover ways you can help these magnificent butterflies survive. This program is most appropriate for people over the age of 8 years old. Free. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Education, Wildlife [E-108662]
 Water Wonders Drop In at the Beach
Sunday, August 18, 2019. 12:00-3:00 pm. Dive into the wonders of water. Become a scientist as you try several wild and wet experiments to discover the amazing properties of water. Figure out how plants and animals use these properties to survive. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Meet at Long Lake Recreation Area South Beach. WI State Park System Vehicle Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Nature, Wildlife, Education [E-108663]
 Sssssnakes Drop In at the Beach
Saturday, August 24, 2019. 1:00-4:00 pm. Slithering across the ground with their tongues flicking, snakes arouse our curiosity or sometimes our fears. Uncover some truly astonishing facts about these legless reptiles and the habitats where they live to gain an appreciation of their role in nature. Everyone is invited to drop in for a few minutes or more than an hour for some nature fun. Adults are encouraged to participate with their children. Meet at Long Lake Rec. Area South Beach. WI State Park System Vehicle Admission Sticker. Kettle Moraine State Park - Northern Unit - Ice Age Visitor Center (located off State Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee), N2875 State Hwy 67, Campbellsport, Fond du Lac County. Call 920-533-8322. Subjects: Wildlife, Nature, Education [E-108668]
 Monarch Monitoring
Sunday, July 19, 2026. 11:00 am. Help the naturalist monitor milkweed for monarch eggs, caterpillars, and butterflies. Collect data that scientists use to help monarch populations. Learn how to attract butterflies to your yard. All ages welcome, wheelchair accessible. No pets please. Meet at Allen Lake Fishing Pier Free with park admission. Friends of Hartman Creek State Park, N2480 Hartman Creek Rd, Waupaca, Waupaca County. Call 715-258-2372. Subjects: Wildlife [E-108959]
 Events Spanning Multiple Days 
 Watershed Ambassador Camp
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 through Friday, August 16, 2019. 9 am - 4 pm. This camp will be focused on all things water. Field trips include the Collins Marsh, Woodland Dunes, Blue Rail Beach and the Manitowoc Wastewater Utilities! Campers will experience kayaking, fish dissection, invasive species, swimming and ending the week with a fish fry! $75. Wisconsin Maritime Museum, 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Manitowoc County. Call 9206840218. Subjects: Wildlife, Canoeing, Education [E-108954]
 Bird Watching Hot Spot - Pleasant Valley Park, Milwaukee River
Monday, September 4, 2017 through Monday, September 30, 2019. 4:00 am - 10:00 pm. Pleasant Valley Park is on the West side of the Milwaukee River 10 minuets from downtown in the Riverwest neighborhood. Exceptional variety of birds and wildlife in a protected environmental corridor and flyway. Warblers, crane, blue bunting, orioel, owls,king fisher, herons,raptors,diving and dabbling ducks and other shore birds. Wildlife and plants include jack-in-the-pulpit, foxes, rusty patched bumble bee, mushrooms, fresh water clams and much more. Free!. Access: Pleasant Velley Park, 1229 E Concordia Ave Lat: 43.078678; Lon: -87.893450, 1229 E Concordia Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. Subjects: Birding, Walking, Wildlife [E-106345]
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