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:
- The amazing work we do helping kids and adults get outside to enjoy nature and learn about science in an urban environment.
- The awesome community of staff members and volunteers that I'm privileged to work with.
- Our equipment lending benefit.
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!
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.