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 Jim Cieslak at 262-666-0931 or email cieslakjames3@gmail.com. In order to join us at these programs, please make sure we have your most recent email address.

Upcoming Programs

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

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

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.

Gary Casper received his Ph.D. in Conservation Biology in 2003 and has been studying wildlife ecology in the western Great Lakes region for over 40 years. He was on the curatorial staff at the Milwaukee Public Museum until 2005, and since then has operated independently consulting with various state, federal and tribal agencies, and private landowners, on wildlife conservation and ecology. Gary will present on the bioacoustics program now in its third year at Wehr Nature Center. Digital recorders collect many recordings that are analyzed to identify the species of frogs and birds calling. This digital sound archive contains a wealth of interesting sounds and can be used to monitor environmental conditions important to land managers. 

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 (262) 666-0931 E-mail cieslakjames3@gmail.com Hours Call or email any time. Allow 48-72 hours for a response.
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