2019

ACTIVITY CALENDAR

January

January 1 – Education Building CLOSED

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Building (8200 W. County Line. Rd)

February

Winter Frolic February 2nd, 2019

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Building (8200 W. County Line. Rd)

Executive Director’s Book Club
Wednesday, February 20 | 9:30AM

This month’s book is The Quiet Season by Jerry Apps. Next month’s book will be selected at this meeting. For more information, contact Kristin Gies at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

march

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Building (8200 W. County Line. Rd)

Maple Tree Tapping
Saturday, March 2 | 10:00AM
Learn hands-on the time-honored tradition of tapping maple trees for sap and how genuine maple syrup is made. Contact Cory Gritzmacher at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org if attending, and meet in Elton’s Woods. (This is the rescheduled date from February due to weather conditions.)

MNP Bee Club
Tuesday, March 19 | 6:30PM
March’s meeting will cover details of starting new hives and spring management of hives that made it through the winter.

Executive Director’s Book Club
Wednesday, March 20 | 9:30AM
This month’s book is The Triumph of Seeds by Thor Hanson. Next month’s title will be selected at this meeting. For more information, contact Kristin Gies at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

april

Woodcock hike
Tuesday, April 23 | 7 PM
Join MNP staff and Dan Panetti (Wild Birds Unlimited, Mequon) on a hike to watch the male American woodcock’s unique “sky dance” mating ritual. Bring your binoculars (or borrow ours) and get ready for a show! Contact Jason (jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org) if you plan on attending. $5/person suggested donation.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

may

May 27 – Education building CLOSED

Wisconsin Birdathon Hikes: Saturday, May 4 | Morning hike 7:30AM-9AM. Evening hike 5:30-7PM. BOTH MEET AT SWAN ROAD PARKING LOT. Contact Jason Nickels jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org or 262.242.8055×6 for more information. Please consider donating to this important cause: https://wibirdathon.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/18592/regPages/pledge/mequonnaturepreserve

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays: 10:30AM – Starting May 30
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

Fourth Wednesday | 5:30PM
“Open hives” meeting with Chris Werner, Indian Summer Honey Farms at MNP Bee Yard: 8519 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI.

june

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

*NEW* MNP Photography Club
Tuesday, June 18 | 6:30PM
Wildlife photography enthusiasts are encouraged to join this organizational meeting! The club’s purpose is to provide a forum for interested members to improve their photography skills through shared experiences among members.  Questions? Contact Jim Angresano at jangresa@hotmail.com. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

Fourth Wednesday | 5:30PM
“Open hives” meeting with Chris Werner, Indian Summer Honey Farms at MNP Bee Yard: 8519 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI.

*NEW* Party like an animal!
Friday, June 28 | 1-3PM
Louise (the tortoise) is headed off to school and Tilia’s will be turning 3 years old! Come out and celebrate with food, games and more!

july

July 4 – Education building CLOSED

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

Fourth Wednesday | 5:30PM
“Open hives” meeting with Chris Werner, Indian Summer Honey Farms at MNP Bee Yard: 8519 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI.

august

Raising and Saving Monarchs Workshop
Saturday, August 3 | 1-3PM

EMAIL Carol to reserve a spot at ckomassa@wi.rr.com

Learn about our Pollinators, food and Milkweed. Survival rates, facts and why they are endangered. Enjoy the video of the Monarch Life-Cycle and Migration. Learn how to successfully raise Monarchs from egg to releasing the adults (these are not pets) back to nature. How you can help this species and our planet naturally. And join in the egg hunt!
Carol has successfully raised Monarchs in Mequon, WI and Arizona. Benefit from her experience (and mistakes) and learn
how easy it is to raise these insects in a responsible way. Resources and a hand-out will l also be provided for supplies.

ATTENDANCE IS CAPPED AT 32.
ATTENDEES MUST BE 13-YEARS OLD AND ABOVE.
Suggested donation: $5/person.

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

Fourth Wednesday | 5:30PM
“Open hives” meeting with Chris Werner, Indian Summer Honey Farms at MNP Bee Yard: 8519 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI.

september

Monarch Tagging Workshop
Saturday, September 7 | 1-3PM

EMAIL Kristin to reserve a spot at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org

Workshop attendees about the monarch’s migration to Mexico and how you can help researchers track the monarchs! This workshop is open to all ages and will include tagging monarch butterflies! And if you ask nicely, Kristin will send you home with tags to use on monarchs by your home!

Suggested donation $5/person or $10/family. Limited to 30 attendees.

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

Fourth Wednesday | 5:30PM
“Open hives” meeting with Chris Werner, Indian Summer Honey Farms at MNP Bee Yard: 8519 W. Donges Bay Road, Mequon, WI.

october

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October | 9AM-3PM
Participate in various land restoration activities. No experience needed. Come dressed to work outdoors. To attend, contact Cory at coryg@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

november

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

November 21 – Education building CLOSED

November 22 – Education building CLOSED

december

MNP Bee Club
Third Tuesday | 6:30PM
All bee fans welcome! Experience not necessary. Please fill out the Bee Club Registration Form before attending: http://mequonnaturepreserve.org/about/bee-club/. Meet at the MNP Education Center: 8200 W. County Line Road, Mequon, WI.

December 24 – Education building CLOSED

December 25 – Education building CLOSED