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January 2018

Citizen Science in Action in Waukesha County

January 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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Citizen scientists have been monitoring dissolved oxygen, temperature, turbidity, flow and biotic index on many streams in Waukesha County.  For over 15 years, these dedicated volunteers have been collecting this important data that is collected in the WDNR SWIMS database. This data provides information about the health of the flora and fauna of the stream and the surrounding wetlands.  Find out what have we learned and why is it important.  Come and learn about this citizen science program and see…

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February 2018

BioBlitz: Helping to map the biological diversity of urban areas — one park at a time

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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The BioBlitz is designed to increase the public’s awareness of the variety of life in their immediate neighborhood and the services these various species provide to improve the quality of their lives. Part contest, part festival, part educational event, part scientific endeavor, MPM’s BioBlitz brings together scientists from several different organizations in a race against time to see how many species they can count at a park in a 24-hour biological survey. The public is invited to observe the scientists’…

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March 2018

How The Nature Conservancy Is Protecting the Mukwonago River Watershed: Our Past, Our Future and the Human Side of Land Protection

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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Learn about The Nature Conservancy’s work in preserving the Mukwonago River, the most species-diverse stream in the state. The Conservancy’s efforts include restoration of prairies and woodlands that are crucial to the survival of many species of plants and animals as well as the river. A broadening focus for The Nature Conservancy (TNC) now includes working with farmers and cities to ensure sustainable agriculture and urban areas that are healthy for residents. Jerry Ziegler, Southeast Wisconsin Land Steward for TNC,…

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Open Climb – Recreational Tree Climbing

March 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
House In The Wood – Open Climb, 3300 Bay Road
Delavan, WI 53115 United States
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Most of us climbed a tree or two as children, so we get the idea. Start at the bottom, climb to the top. Tree Climbing at House In The Wood is the same idea taken to a whole new level. Using ropes and harnesses, climbers of all ages and abilities can climb into the tops of the towering oak trees that look over our grounds. Our trained and certified staff will provide a thorough and comprehensive tutorial of how to…

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May 2018

Books, Birds and Butterflies

May 5, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Join Kettle Moraine Land Trust at one of four local libraries on Saturday, May 5th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a celebration of Earth Day and what we can do to help the earth. Come to Elkhorn, Delavan, East Troy or Whitewater public libraries to see Earth Day book collections assembled by the librarians, and visit with KMLT representatives to learn about native plants that help birds and butterflies. A limited amount of free native plants and seed…

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Mother’s Day Bird Walk at Beulah Bog State Natural Area

May 13, 2018 @ 8:30 am
Beulah Bog State Natural Area
Free

Join Kettle Moraine Land Trust and Friends of Mukwonago River on a bird walk through Beulah Bog State Natural Area on Sunday, May 13th. Starting at 8:30 a.m., the walk will be led by two birding experts, Derek Sallman of Friends of Mukwonago River and Jim Marrari of Kettle Moraine Land Trust and Kettle Moraine Wild Ones. This special Mother’s Day event will be a welcome beginning to spring as you view resident and migratory birds. Beulah Bog is a…

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November 2018

Geology at the Local Level: The Kettle Moraine Region

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Mukwonago Community Library, 511 Division St
Mukwonago, WI 53149 United States
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Raymond Wiggers, noted Midwestern geologist and author, will present a richly illustrated talk about the fascinating natural history of southeastern Wisconsin.  He’ll describe our area’s dramatic geologic history which is revealed here today in some of the world’s most significant and famous Ice Age landmarks.  Wiggers will also discuss how the state’s diverse plant communities have played a direct and active role in shaping the land.  And he’ll explain, too, how the immense forces of ancient seas, shifting continents, and…

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January 2019

Lawn Alternatives for the Midwest

January 19 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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Think about your lawn differently, and learn how to create lawns and lawn-like spaces in your landscape that promote biodiversity. Grasses, sedges, and wildflowers can be used to create lawns or lawn-like spaces inspired by natural plant communities in the Midwest. Establishment, management and species availability will be discussed. Dan Carter, Ph.D. is Principal-Specialist Biologist at the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and is responsible for natural areas assessment and planning. He is also Research Associate with the Milwaukee Public…

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February 2019

Going Batty for Bats!

February 16 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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Planting native species in your garden is a great way to attract the bugs that bats dine on every night!  Join us as we explore the many variety of plants that you can use to support bat populations in your area.  We will also discuss why bats are important, why there seem to be fewer of them flying around, and other steps you can take to support bats in your own backyard. Christa Trushinsky, a naturalist at the Riverbend Nature…

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March 2019

Native Landscapes with Visual Appeal

March 16 @ 10:00 am
South Kettle Moraine HQ, S91W39091 Highway 59
Eagle, WI 53119 United States
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Noted Landscape Architect, John Mariani, will present a simple yet effective way to save our natural heritage of plants and wildlife.   He will discuss the status of today's native plant and wildlife and why it is so important that we move into action immediately. Mariani will then provide recommendations for simple and gratifying ways of doing that: gardening and landscaping with locally resourced materials and native plants. Mariani has had an impressive career as a landscape architect at his family's highly…

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