This speaker series is funded by the Friends of Ledge View Nature Center with a grant from:
KOHLER FOUNDATION, INC.
MUSHROOMS OF WISCONSIN
Sunday, September 29th , 2019 at 2:00pm
Join Rob Zimmer for a look at dozens of the colorful, unusual and beautiful mushrooms and fungi of Wisconsin. You will learn all about some of our beautiful mushrooms and fungi and learn to identify many of the common, and not so common fungi found in our area, as well as which ones should be avoided, if gathering. Rob will also discuss ethical considerations regarding mushroom harvest. You’ll quickly discover that enjoying the wild mushrooms of Wisconsin is so much more than simply eating them.
REGI Raptor Program
September 28th, at 2 pm
Come learn about raptors from the Raptor Education Group, Inc. They will be bringing along some of their non-releasable raptor residents.
Bugs, Beetles, & Bookworms
Saturday, August 17th, at 2 pm
An interactive program that focuses on the characteristics of a variety of animals that we consider bugs. With the help of an eight foot ant and praying mantis you will learn what makes an insect an insect and find out how they differ from other bugs. We discuss the importance of bugs and the benefits they provide for our survival and pay special attention to the problems that most bugs face with their own survival in this eat or be eaten world. You will discover some of the amazing methods bugs use to find food and keep from being food themselves.
Saturday, July 6 at 10 am
Learn about the reptiles and amphibians of Wisconsin through live examples. You will learn about the natural history, habits, biology, and conservation of some of Wisconsin's cold-blooded wildlife. The presenter is Randy Hetzel, a career wildlife biologist and naturalist. This program is suitable for ages so bring your whole family, questions, and a camera if you'd like.
Wisconsin Wolf Ecology & Management
Saturday, June 15 at 2 pm
Presented by the Timber Wolf Alliance. Learn about the gray wolves of Wisconsin, including their history, social structure, pack dynamics, reproduction, dietary habits, and current status, along with management of the wolf in the state.
Quest for Less
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 2 pm
The Quest For Less: Environmental Science Show is an interactive show that teaches students about their choices in litter prevention, recycling and waste management.Mr. Dennis actually includes real science and leaves students and teachers more aware of the real problems facing our planet and the solutions that science provides.
Saturday, February 9th at 2 pm
Come and meet some unusual animals from around the world and learn about their habitats. This fun, interactive and edzoocational program is designed for kids of all ages. By donation.
Painting with Miki
Family-Friendly Public Painting Event
Saturday, February 23rd 1 - 4 pm
Cost: $35/Adult (16" x 20" canvas) and $25/Child under 12 (11" x 14" canvas)
Paid registration is required by February 20, 2019
Have fun painting this beautiful dragonfly springtime scene with certified art instructor Miki Wise. No experience necessary! Miki will guide you through the entire process step-by-step. All equipment and supplies are provided. Feel Free to bring your own snacks and beverages to enjoy while painting.