Get more involved at the Preserve!
Sign up for Thursday Restoration Rangers or special educational events!
Project or event will vary seasonally. Please reserve your spot ahead of time.
Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition (OWBC)
Run by Mequon Nature Preserve, Riveredge Nature Center, Friends of the Cedarburg Bog, and Lac Lawrann Conservancy. Go to the Ozaukee-Washington Birding Coalition Facebook page or contact Nick for more information and on how to attend.
Craft and Storytime
At 10:00 am on:
Tuesday, August 16th
Tuesday, September 20th
Tuesday, October 18th
Tuesday, November 15th
Tuesday, December 13th
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 email@example.com to claim a spot! Limit 15 children. Masks are recommend but not required.
CANCELLED: Saving and Raising Our Monarchs
Saturday, August 20th from 10:00am-12:00pm
Carol Komassa, Monarch Conservationist, at Mequon Nature Preserve
Learn about the most beloved butterfly in the USA, the Monarch, The Pollinators role and Milkweed. Survival rates, predator facts and why they are endangered. Enjoy a video of the Monarch Life-Cycle and Migration.
Learn how to successfully raise Monarchs from egg to releasing the adults back to nature and how you can help this species and our planet naturally.
Carol (Monarch Conservationist, Instructor and Certified Master Gardener) has successfully home raised and released over 500 Monarchs in Mequon, WI. and in Arizona. Learn from her experience (and mistakes!) and learn how easy it is to raise these winged wonders in a responsible way. Resources, wonderful visuals and a hand-out will also be provided. Suitable for adults and children 16+.
This event is FREE! A $5.00 donation is greatly appreciated. There is limited seating. RSVP to save your seat to firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Nature Book Club
1st Wednesday of each month from 4:00-5:00 pm
Starts: September 7th
If you are a middle-schooler (5th-8th grade) and love to read, come be a part of our Junior Nature Book Club! Each month, we will read a nature-themed book. Each participant will get a FREE copy of the book. We will then get together (with snacks!) and discuss the book. Email Marianne at email@example.com if interested!
Saturday, September 10th 1:00-3:00pm AND Tuesday, September 13 4:00-6:00pm
The monarch butterflies are beginning their migration down to Mexico! Become citizen scientists by learning how to catch, tag, and release monarch butterflies. This data will then be uploaded to Monarch Watch. Tags and nets will be provided. This event is recommend for those 4 yrs and older and who are able to hike up to 1 mile. Email Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan on attending!
From May-October, every Thursday from 9am-12pm, you can be a part of our Restoration Ranger program and work out on the land with staff! Please email Amanda at email@example.com by the Wednesday before by 5pm to let us know you will be coming!
Ages 13 and up.
Typical projects include: removal of invasive species (such as buckthorn, garlic mustard), mulching, weeding, brush removal, planting