Noel J. Cutright Bird Club Pike Lake Field Trip

The club’s oldest annual field trip. Meet at 7 a.m. in the Park and Ride lot just east of Hwy 45 on the south side of Hwy 60 next to the Dairy Queen at the western edge of Jackson.

We usually check out Big Cedar Lake, Wildlife Drive and some flooded fields before hiking the northeast corner of Pike Lake. Trip sometimes lasts only a half-day, but it never hurts to pack a lunch.

Fee: Free

Water Adventures: Roaming the River

Join a naturalist for a walk in the river! We’ll explore the wonderful, watery, world that is the Milwaukee River. Bring your favorite wading shoes (old sneakers work best), a towel and a change of clothes. Expect to get wet!
Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Non-Members & Trail Pass Members: $5 per person

All Access Members: Free


Children’s Library Storytime – The Mitten by Jan Brett


Join our Children’s Library Volunteers for this month’s story time. Come listen to The Mitten, a charming Ukrainian folktale, adapted and illustrated by Jan Brett. A boy named Nicki loses his snow-white mitten in the woods. He cannot find it in the snow.. but the woodland animals sure do! This program is free; donations are appreciated.

Parent or Grandparent/Child Trek: Tree Climbing

Explore Riveredge at a new elevation! Our Tree Climbing programs are meant for youth ages 7 and above and adults with little to no tree climbing skills. Ascend ropes and explore the world way above your feet. We make it safe and easy! All equipment is supplied; all you need is loose clothing (T-shirt and long pants recommended), closed-toe shoes (hard soles recommended), and an adventurous spirit. All climbers must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 7 and up

Fee (per person):  All Access Member $22, Trail Pass Member $28,  Non-member$38

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Wild Animal Finders: Crayfish Capers

Crayfish, crawfish or crawdads – whatever you call them – these lobster relatives are incredibly fun! Investigate these fascinating creatures that make the Milwaukee River their home. Let the crayfish races begin!

$5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-Members, All Access Members: Free

Monarch Tagging

The journey and migration patterns of monarch butterflies are amazing. Many questions remain unanswered about the fall migration of the monarch population east of the Rocky Mountains. Join a Riveredge Naturalist and help us catch, tag and release Monarch butterflies as we take part in the Monarch Watch migration research project to help unravel the mystery. All ages are welcome; children under 12 must be with an adult. Pre-registration required.

$5 per person for Trail Pass Members and Non-Members, All Access Members: Free

Family Hootenanny (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT)

This free event is sponsored by the Riveredge Board of Directors as a thank you to all of our members! It will be an awesome evening with square dancing (no need to know how…this is just for the fun of it and teaching will be provided), old time country fair games for the kids, crazy raffles, and potluck.

Cost: Trail Pass and All Access Members Free (Members-only)

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