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Week of February 11th - February 18th

What a wild February!

We hope that you are acclimating to the ever-changing weather patterns that mother nature is throwing our way. It sure is creating an unpredictable February for our furry and non-furry friends. Rest assured that they are highly adaptable and capable of making it through these unusual weather patterns. Just last week we saw over fifty vocal American Robins traveling back and forth across the Milwaukee River near the Locust Street bridge. flockofrobins

A small winter flock of robins. Photo Credit: Peter May

Interestingly, their chirpiness was directly related to the presence of the Red-Tailed Hawk that was lurking nearby. And by the way, this is fairly common for American Robins to flock in large groups in the winter!

We hope to see you out on our weekly bird walks at all three of the branches this week!

Keep an eye out on our website and this page for upcoming opportunities and also please join us for the Naturalist Choice Field Trip on February 23rd.

Happy researching and stay warm! - Ethan, and Tim 

Research and Community Science News:


We are opening up the Costa Rica Eco-travel Adventure to families!

Costa Rica is a wonderful place to travel and for the second time in our long history of traveling to this Tropical Paradise, we are opening up this adventure to children and their parents/grandparents/guardians.  For more information on the trip please visit the website.

If you're wondering why we're going south in the summer (normally we go in February) it's to see migrating and breaching humpback whales and nesting seat turtles.  Hope you can join us!


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Snow&GO: School's Out Adventure Half-Day!

Riverside Park

Monday, February 18th

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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February Nature Rangers - Nature Art

Riverside Park

Monday, February 18th

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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