Mequon Nature Preserve has many family-friendly events throughout the year! These events are FREE to attend! Stay tuned to the website and our social media for the latest updates.

For more information contact:

Amanda Neimon

amanda@mequonnaturepreserve.org

262-242-8055

Upcoming Events

Milwaukee Public Museum Bioblitz 

Saturday, June 22 10:00am-3:00pm at Mequon Nature Preserve

Join Milwaukee Public Museum and educational partners on Saturday, June 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for our BioBlitz festival at Mequon Nature Preserve! BioBlitz brings together surveyors to see how many species they can discover in 24 hours. Families can participate in hands-on activities with scientists, nature walks, and more. What will YOU find? Click the link to learn more!

Craft and Storytime

Listen to a seasonally-themed book read by one of our staff members! Then take a short, guided hike and come back for a fun nature craft! All children must be accompanied by an adult. Email Amanda at amanda@mequonnaturepreserve.org to claim a spot! At 10:00 am on Tuesday: May 21st, June 25th, July 23rd, August 27th, September 24th, October 22nd, November 26th, and December 17th.  

Ozaukee Washington Birding Coalition Events

Wednesday, July 10th at 7 p.m. “Three Billion Birds Lost – and What to Do About It” “Why American Bird Species are in Such Decline & What Needs to be Done” by Dr. Jackie Augustine, Audubon of Kansas executive director Hybrid live and Zoom program

A recent study revealed that we’ve lost one in four individual birds since 1970. However, not all species declined, and some habitats have experienced greater declines than others. Augustine, explains how this was estimated, describes trends in the data with respect to species and habitats, and shares ways you can prevent further losses in your own neighborhood as well as in general.

In-Person https://ticketstripe.com/ThreeBillionBirdsLost

To join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYodO-oqDktE9d0YI0H1vTpIfEBMLFOfE_O

Wednesday, November 13th at 7 p.m. “Motus in Wisconsin: A Big Leap in Wildlife Tracking” by Jacob Woulf , Motus coordinator for Lake Michigan Bird Observatory Hybrid live and Zoom program

The Motus Wildlife Tracking System is a collaborative research effort that uses small radio tags and receiving stations to detect animals (primarily birds) as they move across the landscape. Unlike GPS transmitters that give precise location data, Motus tags emit a radio signal that can only be detected within a short distance (~9miles) of a Motus tower. Many organisms that carry Motus tags are not large enough for a GPS transmitter; Motus tags are also significantly less expensive than GPS transmitters. Because of their limited detection range, Motus towers must be strategically placed. LMBO received a large grant to construct 16 Motus stations along the western shore of Lake Michigan and also is working on a buildout of stations moving westward across the state.

Woulf graduated from UW-Green Bay in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in animal biology and in 2022 with a master’s degree in environmental science and policy. While there he tracked movements of American White Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants during the breeding season; he was hired by LMBO to help expand the Motus network in Wisconsin.

In-Person- https://ticketstripe.com/MotusInWisconsin

To join Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodeuvrjosEtwmDfFk4asUP-vZ43ywEvC1

Blood Drive at MNP

MNP has teamed up with Versiti in being a Beacon of Hope! If you are able, consider donating blood on Thursday, August 8th from 8:00am-1:00pm inside the PieperPower Education Center! Many community members rely on frequent blood transfusions for their blood disorder, and they need your help! Sign up to donate with this link.

Find Us At These Community Events

Lakeshore Chinooks Baseball

Support MNP on Thursday, July 25th at 6:35pm

Want a fun way to spend time with your family and support MNP at the same time? Go to the Chinooks Baseball game! Simply go the Lakeshore Chinook’s website, click buy tickets, and enter promo code MNP8200. This will get you a $20 ticket package (includes a ticket and a Chinooks hat). MNP will receive $7.00 for every package sold!

Monthly Outdoor Exercise Classes  

Yoga with Glysa 

Join us at the Mequon Nature Preserve this summer for a delightful series of Family Yoga Classes, designed to bring wellness and bonding to families of all sizes and ages. These sessions provide a perfect opportunity to engage in gentle and fun yoga practices surrounded by the tranquil beauty of nature. $12.00 per attendee with a portion donated to Mequon Nature Preserve. This class is outside on Wednesdays at 11:00am from June-August next to Marty’s Playspace. Sign up with this link!

Exercise with Longevity 

Participate in different strength and conditioning classes! Josh meets you at your level to help build your strength. Classes are on Tuesdays at 8:00am near Marty’s Playspace from June-August. Each session is $10.00 with a portion being donated back to Mequon Nature Preserve. Email longevity.functional.ex@gmail.com to sign up!