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  • A Tribute to Else Ankel
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Sunday, 30 October 2016
    A Tribute to Else Ankel

    While Else Ankel humbly underplayed her influence on the Urban Ecology Center, she is often referred to as the founder. Today we acknowledge her life with gratitude and our hearts go out to her family and friends as we mourn her passing.

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  • Native Animal of the Month: Elk
    Written by Jennifer Callaghan
    Monday, 05 December 2016
    Native Animal of the Month: Elk

    Few things illustrate a more beautiful image of winter in Wisconsin than a cervid in the snow. The hooved creatures conjure some type of nostalgia in our minds: a docile doe grazing for food beneath powdery snow, a statuesque bull moose wading through an icy pond, or a heavily antlered elk standing in silhouette as its warm breath escapes in wispy trails. Surely you can’t refute the holiday spirit swirling through your mind when you envision such a scene?

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  • So Much Life: We Can All Be Exploradores!
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Friday, 18 November 2016
    So Much Life: We Can All Be Exploradores!

    When I first walked through the doors of the Urban Ecology Center as a new educator for the Neighborhood Environmental Education Project (NEEP), I was struck by how much life surrounds the Center. I’m sure you’ve noticed it too. All of it; the land, the animals, the children and the community that make the Urban Ecology Center such a vibrant hub of activity, is because of you. Thank you!

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