Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesters to Your Yard

March 2 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Attracting Bluebirds and Other Cavity Nesters to Your Yard

Many spring migrants will soon be returning to our area looking for housing. Join us to learn how to attract a wide variety of cavity-nesting birds to your yard. We will discuss the pros and cons of different nest box styles and cover the basics of where to place them and how to maintain them. This workshop is meant for amateur and experienced bird lovers. Near the end of the program we’ll take a short walk on the bluebird trail to see how boxes should be mounted and placed so dress for the weather.

Ages 12+

This program is free for everyone! Donations are greatly appreciated.

Pre-register by March 1 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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March 2 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Student Research Symposium

November 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Save the Date Student Research Symposium

Come learn about new, fascinating research from students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Presenters will share their work in biology, environmental science, chemistry, geology, and other sciences. Awards will be presented to the strongest presentations!

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November 9 @ 8:00 am 4:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Co-Ed Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

April 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Co-Ed Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

Do you want to become more informed on chainsaw operation and maintenance? Join us for this co-ed class and study with chainsaw experts. This workshop will:

– Introduce various saw models and sizes, helping find your best fit for the job ahead. We will see a wide variety of Stihl brand gas and electric saws
– Showcase accessories and personal protective equipment
– Practice starting saws safely (without a toothed chain)
– Review chainsaw anatomy and maintenance (cleaning, diagnostics, disassembly, common troubleshooting, seasonal maintenance, gas treatments, specialty bar oils, bar conditioning
– Reading chains and filing demonstration

If you don’t have a saw to bring, we can provide one.

Ages 18+

Member: $55 | Non-member: $65

Pre-registration is required by April 16 at 11:55 pm.

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Members:

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April 18 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Women Only Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

April 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Women Only Chainsaw Startup and Maintenance

Do you want to become more informed on chainsaw operation and maintenance? Join us for this women’s only class and study with chainsaw experts. This workshop will:

– Introduce various saw models and sizes, helping find your best fit for the job ahead. We will see a wide variety of Stihl brand gas and electric saws
– Showcase accessories and personal protective equipment
– Practice starting saws safely (without a toothed chain)
– Review chainsaw anatomy and maintenance (cleaning, diagnostics, disassembly, common troubleshooting, seasonal maintenance, gas treatments, specialty bar oils, bar conditioning
– Reading chains and filing demonstration

If you don’t have a saw to bring, we can provide one.

Ages 18+

Member: $55 | Non-member: $65

Pre-registration is required by April 15 at 11:55 pm.

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April 17 @ 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

March 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Agroforestry: Apple Tree Grafting with Dan Bussey

Apple Historian Dan Bussey is widely known for his expertise as the author of The Illustrated History of Apples In the US and Canada and his previous work as Orchard Manager for Seed Savers Exchange. Dan has been dedicated to the preservation and management of heirloom species, and has brought many of them back from the brink of extinction. Although his work chronicles 16,350 apple varietal listings, he will be working with us to share the diversity of apples at the Riveredge Farm.

Participants will learn how to graft 3 species of apples, currently growing at our permaculture Farm, onto M-2 semi-dwarf root stock. Registered participants get to take home 3 grafted apple trees in 7-gallon felt pots.

Ages 18+

Members: $100 | Non-members: $110

Pre-registration required by March 21 at 11:55 pm

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Members:

If you need to check your membership status , please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at rbuchholz@riveredge.us or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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March 23 @ 12:00 pm 4:00 pm

Ducks of Wisconsin Field Identification Workshop

March 5 @ 6 pm – 8 pm and March 9 @ 7:45 am – 12 pm

Ducks of Wisconsin Field Identification Workshop

Learn all about Wisconsin ducks with guest speaker Jeff Bahls, President of the Horicon Marsh Bird club, Wood Duck Society board member, and 2018 recipient for the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology bronze Passenger Pigeon award! As an avid birder and duck hunter, Jeff has a wealth of information to share with bird enthusiasts on the life history of some of his favorite duck species, where and when to find them and how to identify them in the field.

This workshop is a two-part series. The first portion on March 5 will be an indoor lecture-discussion held on-site at Riveredge Nature Center with the option to join virtually over zoom. For the second portion on March 9, participants will travel to Horicon Marsh Wildlife Area, a highly diverse bird spot in WI and the largest cattail marsh in the US, where Jeff will lead a tour of Horicon’s duck ‘hot spots’ and highlight duck species identification techniques in the field.

The field portion will be 4 hours long and will be held entirely outdoors. It will involve walking and standing on grassy or graveled trails. Be sure to dress for the weather and in layers. Wear suitable walking or hiking shoes.

Transportation to Horicon Marsh will not be provided by Riveredge. Participants will meet at the Horicon Marsh Education Center at 7:45 am on March 9, prepare (use bathrooms, etc.) and then leave for the walk at 8:00 am. Punctual arrival is important as it may be difficult to find the group once the walk has begun.

Ages 7+ (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Member Adult (12+): $35 | Non-member Adult (12+): $40

Member Child (7-11): $10 | Non-member Child (7-11): $15

Pre-registration required by March 3 at 11:55 pm

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March 5 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Pruning, Coppicing, and Tree Release

February 23 @ 9:00 am – 2:30 pm

Pruning, Coppicing, and Tree Release

Join Matt Smith, a professional Restoration Ecologist with over 22 years of experience, for an entirely outside hands-on field demonstration in the arts of pruning, coppicing and tree release for restoration and landscaping.

Please dress for the weather and please bring a lunch.

Ages 18+

Member: $65 | Non-member: $75

Pre-registration required by February 22 at 12:00 pm (noon)

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February 23 @ 9:00 am 2:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Tea & Topics: Bird Research

February 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics Bird Research

Riveredge Nature Center has a rich legacy of avian research through community science. We study birds year round through bird banding, bird surveys and monitoring. Come learn about the different ornithological research projects at Riveredge and how you can get involved! Join researcher, Jana Gedymin to learn about the different ornithological research projects at Riveredge and how you can get involved.

Enjoy lunch or a snack while you learn in person with us, or on Zoom.

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Tea & Topics are always free to join! | Ages 16+

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February 8 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics: Winter Prairie Plant ID

January 11 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics Winter Prairie Plant ID with Matt Smith

Wish you knew more about the native plants at Riveredge Nature Center… and maybe even in your own backyard? Join Matt Smith, Riveredge’s Director of Research and Conservation, to learn about winter plant identification and their pollinator importance.

Enjoy lunch or a snack while you learn in person with us, or on Zoom.

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January 11 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics: A Wealth of Nature with Eddee Daniel

December 14 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Tea & Topics A Wealth of Nature with Eddee Daniel

A Wealth of Nature Near You! Southeastern Wisconsin has exemplary parks and natural areas that are just waiting to be explored. Join photo journalist and paddler, Eddee Daniel, as he takes you on a virtual tour of some of the special gems in our region. Along the way you will learn about efforts to preserve & protect these special places.

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December 14, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm

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