WMAS Programs

Programs are held on Wednesdays at 7:00 PM at Wehr Nature Center, 9701 W. College Avenue unless otherwise noted.

Currently, Wehr Nature Center suggests wearing masks, social distancing and other COVID-19 health precautions.
Visit https://friendsofwehr.org/visit/ for any updates.

If you need more information, contact WMAS President Diane Lembck at 414-425-9616 or email lembck6492@wi.rr.com. In order to join us at these programs, please make sure we have your most recent email address.



Upcoming Programs


Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 7 PM (Zoom presentation also available)

Butterflies of Texas
Presented by Paul Sparks

An amateur photographer’s experience going to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in Texas for the first time to photograph butterflies.

Paul’s interest in photographing butterflies is an extension of his love for photographing all kinds of wildlife. He enjoys photographing birds, dragonflies, and all kinds of other bugs. His photos have been featured in various news and nature publications and websites. He has been photographing nature for about 15 years.


September 11, 2022 at 7 PM (Zoom presentation also available)

Hawk and Owl Banding in Milwaukee County
Presented by Bill Stout

Hawk and Owl Banding in Milwaukee County: An Urban Raptor Population Ecology and Nesting Study in the Metropolitan Milwaukee Area.

Bill will describe this project about banding Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, and Osprey nestlings.  These populations will be monitored to determine their movements, migration patterns, lifespan, and other population metrics. This project will generate a better understanding about urban wildlife ecology.


October 8, 2022 at 7 PM (Zoom presentation also available

Birdability Big Sit at Wehr Nature Center

More details coming later.  Please save the date to join in the fun.


October 19, 2022 at 7 PM (Zoom presentation also available)

The Milwaukee River Greenway:
A Wealth of Nature in the Heart of the City
Presented by Eddee Daniels

Eddee Daniels, founder of A Wealth of Nature website and photographer of urban wilderness, will guide us through the surprises and beauty of the natural landscape within the city illustrated in his photographs of the urban wilderness along the Milwaukee River. 


November 16, 2022 at 7 PM (Zoom presentation also available)

Bio-Acoustic Monitoring Reported for Wehr Nature Center
Presented by Gary S. Casper, Great Lakes Ecological Services, LLC

Gary will describe the project and we will learn the techniques of Bio Acoustics.  The 3 year study provides information on Breeding Bird Species to focus management on in the preserved areas of Wehr Nature Center. 


Ongoing Programs


Gardening for the Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

You Maybe you are just tired of mowing all that grass, and want something that can take its place and take care of itself? Is there a garden you want to change, expand or begin? Are you looking to create your own backyard bird sanctuary or a small patch for butterflies? There are many options that can help create habitat for pollinators and birds. The native planting areas I have bring in so many interesting visitors, and require very little care. A FREE information packet we have created with the help of Wild Ones, can help you decide what you want to do. Please do something to help bring back the birds. For more information, please contact me at cieslakjames3@gmail.com

Location Milwaukee, WI Phone (414) 425-9616 E-mail lembck6492@wi.rr.com Hours Call or email any time. Allow 48-72 hours for a response.
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