MUSHROOM ECOLOGY & FORAGING with TAVIS LYNCH

July 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Mushroom Ecology & Foraging with Tavis Lynch

Come hear about Wisconsin’s mushroom diversity, foraging, and natural history with mycologist and author Tavis Lynch. After morning instruction, participants will tour field and forest on the Riveredge campus to see wild mushrooms and key specimens. Tavis Lynch has been studying mushrooms for over three decades, is author to several books, and teaches several mycology classes throughout the Upper Midwest. He is a regular guest on Wisconsin Public Radio and has been featured on “Around the Farm Table” on PBS. This event is rain or shine! Please bring a bag lunch and dress for adventure.

Ages 14+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Wellspring Farm (address below).

Members*: $15 | Non-members: $20

Pre-registration required by May 23 at 11:55 pm.

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July 26 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Composites: Goldenrod and Aster ID with Zach Kron

September 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Composites: Goldenrod and Aster ID with Zach Kron

Do you visit or manage lands with asters and goldenrods and can’t tell one from the next? This is the instruction you need. Work with regional botanist Zach Kron for both inside and field instruction on how to identify the many asters and goldenrods of Riveredge’s fields and forests. See species in their natural settings and leave with new identification skills. This event is rain or shine. Please dress accordingly.

Ages 14+

Members*: $35 | Non-members: $40

Pre-registration required by September 11 at 11:55 pm.

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September 13 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Locally Sourced Floral Design Workshops with Little Local Farm

July 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Locally Sourced Floral Design Workshops with Little Local Farm

Gather for a garden-inspired, floral-design fest with Anna Merkt of Little Local Farm! There will be 30 minutes of instruction, followed by 60 minutes of guided time to create a floral arrangement that you can take home. Vases and flowers will be provided.

A message from Little Local Farm: Hello Riveredge Community, we are excited to be offering our very first locally sourced floral design workshop in the Riveredge Barn this summer. We are a small scale cut-flower and vegetable farm located in Barton, just north of West Bend. I am Anna Merkt, owner and operator of the farm, and along with my husband Robert, we have over 14 years experience on local, small scale, certified organic vegetable farms. In 2020, we started our own farm and in an effort to diversify our farm discovered our niche in flower farming. Our flowers bring the community together with table-top bliss from the outdoors. We look forward to creating with you!

Ages 18+

Members: $55 | Non-members: $65

Pre-registration required by July 19 at 4:00 pm.

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July 22 @ 6:00 pm 7:30 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Butterfly and Dragonfly Count

June 29 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Butterfly and Dragonfly Count

Contribute to 30+ years of research on the abundance of butterflies and dragonflies at Riveredge by helping with these counts! You will have the opportunity to to shadow and learn to identify important indicator species in the field alongside conservation professionals. Participate for all or part of the day. Wear walking shoes and pack a bag lunch if you’re staying for the day.

8:30 – 9:30 will be a review and refresher. The count will take place from 9:30 to 3:00.

Ages 18+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

Pre-register by June 28 at 11:55 pm (highly recommended) or register at the program.

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June 29 @ 8:30 am 3:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Growing Green: Shearing Sheep & Angora Goats Demonstration

April 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Growing Green: Shearing Sheep & Angora Goats Demonstration

Join us for an immersive experience at Honey Creek Orchard in Cedarburg (address below) as part of our Growing Green program series. Witness the skill and expertise of Luke and Bri, two of our Riveredge Nature Center educators, who also co-own the business Riversong Shearing. This interactive demonstration offers a unique opportunity not only to witness the artistry of shearing firsthand but also to learn from Luke and Bri about sustainable farming practices, the importance of fiber animals in agriculture, and the harmonious relationship between humans, animals, and the environment. Whether you’re a seasoned farmer, a fiber arts enthusiast, or simply curious about the world of agriculture, this event promises to be both educational and inspiring. Don’t miss out on this enriching experience as we explore the wonders of Growing Green through shearing. Learn more about Luke, Bri, and Riversong Shearing below.

Members*: $10 | Non-members: $15

All ages welcome. Children under 2 can attend free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration required by April 22 at 4:00 pm.

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About Luke, Bri, and Riversong Shearing:

Luke and Bri lead a unique lifestyle, spending most of the year working at Riveredge and then embarking on an exciting journey as traveling shearers during the shearing season. Their adventures take them across 13 states, starting in Florida during the winter months and shearing at approximately 250 farms. Specializing in sheep, alpacas, and llamas, Luke and Bri bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the shearing demonstration. As they expertly shear the sheep and Angora goats, they will share insights into their nomadic lifestyle, their experiences on the road with their faithful chihuahua companion, and the joys and challenges of life as traveling shearers.

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April 23 @ 5:00 pm 6:30 pm

8210 Pioneer Rd
Cedarburg, Wisconsin 53012 United States
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Willow ID with Zach Kron

June 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Willow ID with Zach Kron

Expand your restoration skillsets by getting past the genus Salix to further your understanding of willow species identification and their habitat needs. Follow Zach Khron and Matt Smith into off-trail areas of Riveredge’s uncommon habitats to find willow populations, identify to species and discuss management. We will start our day in lab to review herbarium specimens and end it in the field. Dress for all forecasted weather, bring your knee-high boots and a lunch!

Ages 18+

Members*: $45 | Non-members: $55

Pre-register by June 4 at 11:55 pm or register at the program if spots are available.

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June 5 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Foraging & Ethics in Southeastern WI

May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Foraging & Ethics in Southeastern WI

This program has been rescheduled to July 26.

🌿 Embark on a Spring Foraging Adventure at Riveredge Nature Center! 🌸🌱 Join our knowledgeable educator for a deep dive into the art of ethical and sustainable foraging on a guided hike through the vibrant landscapes of Riveredge Wellspring Campus. 🍃 Learn the ins and outs of identifying different edible plants, unravel the secrets of wild edibles, and foster a profound connection with nature. 🌾 This immersive experience not only equips you with the skills to identify various plants but also shares the essential ‘rules’ of foraging, emphasizing ethical practices. Limited spots available – secure yours for a mindful journey through nature’s pantry! 🌿🌸

Ages 14+ | Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Meet at Wellspring Farm (address below).

Members*: $15 | Non-members: $20


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May 24 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

4382 Hickory Rd
West Bend, Wisconsin 53090 United States

Warbler Life History & ID Workshop

May 25 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Warbler Life History & ID Workshop

Explore the fascinating world of Wisconsin Warblers in this immersive workshop! Learn expert techniques for field identification, delve into the unique life histories of these vibrant birds, and enhance your birdwatching skills. Join us for an enriching experience connecting with the diverse warbler species that grace Wisconsin’s landscapes.

Ages 10+ | Children must be accomanpied by an adult

Non-member Adult (12+): $40 | Non-member Child (10-11): $30

Member Adult* (12+): $30 | Member Child* (10-11): $20

Pre-registration required by May 23 at 5:00 pm.

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May 25 @ 7:00 am 10:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Bird Banding Workshop: Molt Patterns

May 10 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Bird Banding Workshop: Molt Patterns

Explore the intricate world of avian molt patterns in our advanced Bird Banding class. Delve into the study of passerines and near-passerines, gaining expertise in identifying and understanding the nuances of feather molting. This hands-on course offers a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge of bird biology and contribute to ongoing research in ornithology.

Ages 16+

Members*: $40 | Non-members: $50

Pre-registration required by May 8 at 5:00 pm.

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    Ages 18+ | Free
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May 10 @ 7:00 am 11:00 am

4458 County Hwy Y (Hawthorne Dr)
Saukville, WI United States
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Become a Water Quality Monitor

May 4 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Become a Water Quality Monitor

Join Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Riveredge staff to learn how to assess the water quality of a nearby stream or river. You’ll find out how to identify aquatic invertebrates and do five water quality tests. Monitors are asked to conduct tests monthly during the summer and submit their data to the statewide Water Action Volunteers website.

Ages 18+

This program is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated!

For questions and to register, contact Mary Holleback at 262-416-1224 or [email protected] by May 3 at 5:00 pm.

Meet at the West Parking Lot (address below).


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May 4 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

4301 County Road Y
Saukville, WI 53080 United States
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