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  • More Skis, More Options, More Fun in the Snow!
    Written by Mike Larson
    Wednesday, 13 January 2016
    More Skis, More Options, More Fun in the Snow!

    Whenever I talk about my job at the Urban Ecology Center, I always mention three things:

    1.  The amazing work we do helping kids and adults get outside to enjoy nature and learn about science in an urban environment.
    2.  The awesome community of staff members and volunteers that I'm privileged to work with.
    3.  Our equipment lending benefit.
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  • Winterfest Returns to Washington Park!
    Written by Erick Anderson
    Wednesday, 20 January 2016
    Winterfest Returns to Washington Park!

    Winter took its time getting here this year, but it definitely showed up ready to go! In a matter of days, Washington Park became covered in beautiful snow, and things are lining up beautifully for our annual Winterfest!

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  • Native Animal of the Month: Eastern Screech Owl
    Written by Jennifer Callaghan
    Monday, 18 January 2016
    Native Animal of the Month: Eastern Screech Owl

    Last fall at Riverside Park, the research and citizen science department was hosting the Wisconsin DNR’s bat biologists for an evening of bat mist netting, when a gregarious little screech owl paid us a visit. As DNR biologist Paul White held the large group of participants enraptured with a live bat, a persistent whinny in the distance distracted those of us at the back of the group.

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