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A Butterfly Morning for BCR Members

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
This program is being offered to Beaver Creek Reserve adult members only! We will spend the morning learning a bit about the butterfly's fascinating life cycle, some of the more common butterflies found in Wisconsin, and how to attract them. Then we will take a private tour of our butterfly lab to see how we raise and care for caterpillars and butterflies for the Butterfly House. After the lab tour we'll head out to the Butterfly House and enjoy the beauty of our native butterflies, up close and personal. If you want to learn more about our native butterflies, this program is for you!
Registration and full payment required by August 11.
Friends $3

Sarah Bergstrom

Beaver Creek Butterfly Festival

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Join butterfly enthusiasts from the area to celebrate the unique wonder and beauty of our native butterflies. Mini-seminars will provide information on Wisconsin butterflies, butterfly gardening, and how to raise your own butterflies! There will be guided tours of the butterfly house and games and crafts for the kids! Be sure to mark this family-oriented, fun and educational day on your calendar.
Walk-ins are welcome at $8 for adults and $4 for children.
Registration and full payment encouraged by July 30.
Friends Adult $4, Child $2 (12 & under), Nonmembers Adult $5, Child $3 (12 & under)

Sarah Bergstrom

Summer Wild Edibles

Beaver Creek Reserve Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a taste of some summer wild edibles. We’ll take a hike and look for some common, easily-identified, wild edible plants. We’ll nibble a few things as we hike, and then sample some cooked greens and a wild beverage or two! A list of some plants to try and their use will be provided. Come and join us for a taste of summer from the wild!
Registration and full payment required by July 28.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8

Sarah Bergstrom

Learning about Dragonflies & Damselflies

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Join Ryan Chrouser from the Wisconsin Dragonfly Society to learn about the biology and ecology of the local dragonflies and damselflies. To begin, the short presentation will include tips on species identification and how citizen scientists can get involved. Be prepared for a trip out to the trails after the indoor presentation. Bring an insect net if you have one!
Registration and full payment required by June 19.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212

Phenology Hike For Elder Explorers

Beaver Creek Reserve Fall Creek
Led by BCR naturalist, Jim Schweibert, this 60-minute hike on Reserve trails will document the changes taking place in the woods at the Reserve. The hike will be capped off with coffee and a treat, and further discussion about the changes and things we’ve seen on the hike. Hikers should expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs to negotiate. This program is targeted for adult nature lovers 55 and older. Participate monthly or register for one week at a time — the choice is yours.
Registration and full payment required by April 21, May 12 and June 2.
Friends $3 (per hike) Nonmembers $5 (per hike)

Melissa O'Donnell (715) 877-2212

Aquatic Plants of Wisconsin

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek, WI 54742, Exact meeting place TBA
Lakes are beautiful gems that hold many wonders including aquatic plants. These plants are often regarded as “seaweed” or “weeds” even though they play a vital role in the lake ecosystem. Learn about the diversity of these plants by exploring a secluded lake by canoe in the Chippewa County Forest. Participants will sample for the plants, identify them, and even learn how to press aquatic plants. Canoes and life jackets will be provided. Bring sun protection and wear clothing that can get wet. Your own transportation to the field site is necessary. More details upon signup.
Registration and payment required by July 25.
Friends $15 Nonmembers $20
Min 6/Max12

Angie Sommers