Moth Night, Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Moths rule the night! Participate in Moth Night, a citizen-science event during National Moth Week. Currently, only 12 species of moths are documented in Milwaukee County! Learn how you can study and document the many moths in our area. The program will be led by Parks Naturalist Howard Aprill. He will be joined by a guest lepidopterist, or person who studies butterflies and moths.
Discover the differences between moths and butterflies, what moths do to foil their predators, and how to attract these natural pollinators. You’ll also learn the latest news on gypsy moths, moth adaptation, and moth communications.
After the indoor portion of the program, we’ll go to areas of the Nature Center that have been baited for moths, and we’ll record our findings. You’ll learn how to gather information and take photos for participation in citizen-science monitoring.
Friends of Wehr Membership Drive sponsored by Birds Unlimited
Local Small Business Hosting Membership Drive for Area Nature Center
Wild Birds Unlimited Milwaukee is hosting a membership drive for the Friends of Wehr Nature Center later this month. The event will take place Saturday, June 29th, at Wild Birds Unlimited, 4454 S. 108th Street, Greenfield. Representatives of Friends of Wehr will also be on hand.
Wild Birds Unlimited Milwaukee owner Jackie Crivello is excited to host the membership drive at her store. “We encourage our customers to explore nature beyond their own backyards, and this event will make it easy to support our local parks.”
As an added bonus Wild Birds Unlimited is offering a $20 coupon to be used during the event. “Your first year of FOW membership is basically on us,” says Crivello. This offer is for first time Friends of Wehr Members and some restrictions apply.
The Friends of Wehr is a nonprofit organization that supports the mission of the park and assists with the Nature In The Parks educational programming. Monetary donations for Friends of Wehr will also help the nonprofit organization achieve their mission.
Deb McRae of Friends of Wehr was thrilled with the thought of a FOW membership drive. “We are very appreciative of all the support Wild Birds Unlimited provides the nature center,” she said.
On June 29th from 10 AM – 12 PM volunteers from Friends of Wehr will be at Wild Birds Unlimited to assist with the membership drive and to answer questions about the FOW and the wildlife of the area.
More information on the Friends of Wehr can be found at friendsofwehr.org or by calling 414-425-8550.
Wild Birds Unlimited store hours are found at milwaukee.wbu.com or at 414-529-4644.
Feast Among the Flowers, May 4, 6 pm - 8 pm
Come Toast the Trilliums at the FOW Spring Fundraising Dinner Help us celebrate spring and raise funds for building and accessibility renovations. Enjoy a delicious dinner, taste wine, browse the silent auction and vote for your favorite wildflower. Saturday, May 4th 6-8pm $30.00 per person Space is limited! Pre-registration is recommended. Choice of Wine Tasting or a Beer with Dinner Menu Includes: Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms, Rice Pilaf, Salad, Bread, Dessert