2018-2019

ACTIVITY CALENDAR

december

MNP Bee Club
SECOND 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.

Executive Director’s Book Club
Wednesday, December 19 | 9:30AM

December’s book is When the Last Lion Roars: The Rise and Fall of the King of the Beasts by Sara Evans. For more information, contact Kristin Gies at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

December 24 – Education building CLOSED

December 25 – Education building CLOSED

December 31 – Education building CLOSED

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)

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)

Friday, March 30 – Education building CLOSED

april

2018 Green & Easy Series with Melinda Myers at Mequon Nature Preserve. Sponsored by ATC & Grow Smart. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email center@mequonnaturepreserve.org with number of attendees and which date(s) you will attend.

Thursday, April 12 | 6:30-8PM: Creating Eco-friendly, Low Maintenance Landscape

Thursday, April 19 | 6:30-8PM: Creating Pollinator Gardens

Thursday, April 26 | 6:30-8PM: Water-wise Gardening

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

2018 Green & Easy Series with Melinda Myers at Mequon Nature Preserve. Sponsored by ATC & Grow Smart. REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email center@mequonnaturepreserve.org with number of attendees and which date(s) you will attend.

Thursday, May 3 | 6:30-8PM: Food Gardening for Everyone

Thursday, May 10 | 6:30-8PM: Managing Yard Waste: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Wisconsin Bird-a-Thon Hikes: Saturday, May 5 | Morning hike 8AM-9:30AM. 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. More information/donation details: https://wibirdathon.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/ab22e6a/reg-pages/pledge/mequonnaturepreserve.

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays: May 10, 17, 24, and 31 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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.

May 28 – Education building CLOSED

june

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, and 28 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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.

july

Bat netting demonstration
Wednesday, July 25 | 7PM-9PM (Rain date Thursday, July 26)
Ever wanted to see a bat up close (but not too close)? Here’s your chance! WI DNR staff will erect a “mist net” to capture bats as they feed. Bats will be identified, checked for health, and released. This event is free and family-friendly. Donations welcome. MEET AT DONGES BAY ROAD PARKING LOT. To attend, contact Jason at jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays: July 5, 19, and 26 | 10:30AM (No Story Time on July 12)
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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.

July 4 – Education building CLOSED

august

Raising and Saving Monarchs Workshop
Saturday, August 4 | 10AM-12PM
Come and learn about the amazing monarch butterfly! Carol Komassa, a local monarch expert, will cover the monarch’s life cycle and how you can raise monarch butterflies and help to bolster a struggling population! This event is geared toward teens and adults. Suggested donation $5/person or $10/family. Limited to 30 attendees. To attend, contact Jason at jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

Bike Maintenance: Cleaning and Care at MNP with REI
Wednesday, August 8 | 5:30-8PM
Whether you’ve been riding all summer or are just getting into gear, join REI for an evening of DIY bike care and cleaning. They’ll be offering mini-classes throughout the evening, so stop by when you can. Bring your bike, hit the trails at MNP & enjoy some treats from Outpost Natural Foods Co-op, too! REGISTER AT: http://bit.ly/2Ojj2yK

REC CLIMB at Mequon Nature Preserve with Treetop Explorer, LLC
Sunday, August 19 | 11AM-1PM

Enjoy a rare opportunity to climb trees at Mequon Nature Preserve! Fun, Fitness, Adventure! Peaceful and invigorating, Recreational Tree Climbing utilizes professional climbing gear, which allows climbers to ascend into and explore trees safely. Gain new appreciation for trees and Nature. All climbing gear and instruction provided. No experience necessary.

$35.00 registration per person.
– ages 7 years and older
– limited capacity

Southern WI Restoration Field Day with MNP, Riveredge Nature Center and others
Wednesday, August 22 | 9AM-3PM
Ready to join in this awesome day of hands-on learning? Full details and registration are available at www.riveredgenaturecenter.org/event/fieldday.

The Power of Plants – Hosted by MNP and Botanically Grounded
Wednesday, August 22 | 6:30-8PM
Join us for a FREE, informative class about “The Power of Plants” and the Science behind essential oils lead by Kristin Gies, Executive Director of the Mequon Nature Preserve. She and her team of Wellness Advocates will help you discover simple ways to make essential oils a part of your daily routine. Experience incredible tips and tricks, and easy DIY’s that will transform your home into a healthy, natural, plant-based retreat! Please contact Kristin Gies at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org to reserve a spot!

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November, 2018 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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 8 | 1PM-3PM
Jason Nickels, MNP Director of Education and Research, will teach 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! Suggested donation $5/person or $10/family. Limited to 30 attendees. To attend, contact Jason at jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org.

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November, 2018 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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

Prairie seed collection event
Saturday, October 6, 2018 | Noon-3PM
Volunteer opportunity to help speed up the restoration process at MNP! We will collect seeds from different species of prairie plants around the property. No experience necessary. Please email Jason (jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org)

Celebration of Appreciation
Thursday, October 11, 2018 | SAVE THE DATE

Prairie seed collection event
Sunday, October 14, 2018 | Noon-3PM
Volunteer opportunity to help speed up the restoration process at MNP! We will collect seeds from different species of prairie plants around the property. No experience necessary. Please email Jason (jnickels@mequonnaturepreserve.org)

Story Time with Ms. Joyce
Thursdays, May – November, 2018 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

Restoration Rangers
Thursdays, May – October, 2018 | 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, 2018 | 10:30AM
For more information, contact Joyce Tiber at joycetiber@gmail.com.

MNP Bee Club
SECOND 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 22 – Education building CLOSED

November 23 – Education building CLOSED

Executive Director’s Book Club
Wednesday, November 28 | 9:30AM

This month’s book is In The Company of Bears by Benjamin Kilham. December’s book will be selected at the November Book Club meeting. For more information, contact Kristin Gies at kgies@mequonnaturepreserve.org.