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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center [edit]
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Bayside, WI 53217
(414) 352-2880
(414) 352-6091 Fax
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This extraordinary 225-acre wildlife sanctuary features spectacular views from a 60-foot tower and hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing on six miles of nature trails.
Upcoming events

Aug. 26, 2019 - Aug. 26, 2019
Emily Stone, author of Natural Connections 2

Emily Stone, a Naturalist and Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum, will read from and talk about her new book, Natural Connections 2: Dreaming of an Elfin Skimmer. In it, she uses science to tell complex stories in readable, enjoyable ways that are full of wonder for nature, weaving a world of magic for readers. Emily writes a weekly column called “Natural Connections” for 20 local and regional newspapers. She has earned several Excellence in Craft awards from the Outdoor Writers Association of America. Her first book, Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods Nature through Science and Your Senses was published in 2016. Books will be available for purchase; the author will be happy to sign them. An optional hike with Emily and Schlitz Audubon’s Senior Ecologist, Don Quintenz, begins at 5:00pm.? $10 program only | $15 program with hike

Sept. 10, 2019 - Sept. 10, 2019
Plein Air Painting with Lynn Rix

Learn the art of creating paintings en plein air (outside from life), capturing the atmosphere and light of a particular moment in time. The principles of value, color, and composition will be covered to help you create your own landscape paintings. The first two classes will start with a demo outside, then move indoors where you will receive some basic knowledge. The final two classes will be held outside on the trails, capturing nature in all its fall glory! Instructor Lynn Rix has a degree in education, experience teaching in a Montessori school and has learned different teaching styles in various workshops. Lynn, whose art has been shown at the Center, has developed her own method of teaching painting to both beginners and more advanced students. This class consists of four sessions: Tuesday, September 10 | 5:30pm-8:30pm Tuesday, September 17 | 5:30pm-8:30pm Saturday, September 28 | 9:00am-12:00pm Saturday, October 5 | 9:00am-12:00pm Registrants will receive a supply list via email prior to the first session Member: $100 | Non-Member: $120

Oct. 20, 2019 - Oct. 20, 2019
Species Spooktacular

Come in costume to trick-or-treat on our trails and learn about some of nature’s most misunderstood animals! Be entertained by friendly costumed characters (a wolf, Flying Squirrel, friendly skunk, and more) while you visit our Observation Tower, Sugar Shack, Mystery Lake, Amphitheater, and Eagle’s Nest. Enjoy fall games at the Pavilion. Head into our Great Hall to meet live animals, including a snake, tarantula & a Turkey Vulture. $9 per person. Tickets are available for either 2:00pm-4:00pm OR 4:00pm-6:00pm.


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