Saving the Ghost Birds: A Celebration of Human Accomplishment
Riveredge Bird Club
Tuesday, October 2, Hike at 6pm, Program at 7pm
This documentary, through insightful interviews with the incredibly passionate people at the center of the story, stunning video footage, and a lively soundtrack, offers a behind-the-scene glimpse into the ground-breaking international efforts to save the Whooping Crane.
Riveredge's Naturalist Series
Thursday, October 4, 9–3pm
Saturday, October 20, 1– 4pm
If you are curious about natural communities, how they work, and the plants and animals that live in them, this course is for you. Visit the Naturalist Website for details. Fee: $30 per full day programs and $15 for half day programs. Call to register for individual classes or the entire course (some discounts apply if you sign up for the entire course). Topics for Sept. and October include:
· 10/4 – Fungus of Wisconsin: Learn from Dr. Allen Parker about the variety of fungus in our region. (Full Day)
· 10/20 - Freshwater Biology: Examine the physical components and biological communities of rivers, streams, and ponds and the relationships between them. (Half Day)
RIVEREDGE STURGEON FEST
Thiensville Village Park
Saturday, October 6, 10 am. – 2 pm
10 – 2pm - Registration/Check-In
10 – 2pm – Food available for purchase by the Mequon/Thnsville Lion’s Club
10 – 2pm – Art and Craft Fair (local artists)
11:30 – 11:50 – Welcoming Remarks/Sponsor Recognition
12:00 – 12:45 - Special Ceremony and Sponsor/Volunteer Releases
12:45 – 2:00 – Public Sturgeon Release (times are approximate)
Celebrate Sturgeon Fest with Riveredge!
Sponsor and release your own sturgeon in the Milwaukee River. This is a family event with special children’s activities, a live reptile and animal educational display, presenters, an art fair and other special activities. Food will be available throughout the event. Release your own sturgeon for $5 each. Children’s activities are free. Click Here for details...
Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf
Nature Tots: environmental education for children ages 3-5
Wednesday, October 10, 10 – 11:30 am
Explore the fall season at Riveredge! We will begin by reading Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert and see what a good friend a tree can be. Then we will hike the trails and listen to the leaves crunching beneath our feet. You will take home a part of the fall season, too. Pre-registration suggested. Call 262-375-2715 to register.
Fee: Adult $6, Nature Tot $4
Member: Adult $4, Nature Tot $3
Adult Program at Riveredge
Friday, October 12, 3-4:30pm (NEW TIME)
Walk with Mandie Zopp, Riveredge’s Senior Naturalist, and become acquainted with the seasonal changes occurring throughout the sanctuary. We will record our sightings of the plants, animals and weather during our walk. Feel free to bring a journal, camera, binoculars and don’t forget the bug spray. Walks take place rain or shine. Ages 12 and Up. Call 262-375-2715 to register. Fee: Free
Our Seeds are Your Seeds
Saturday, October 13, 9am-Noon
Learn how to collect and process prairie seeds, as well as, take some of the Riveredge prairies’ seed home with you to plant your own prairie or to use in your flower garden. Join us for a morning of prairie fun as we learn how to harvest seed. Long pants and tennis shoes are the recommended attire for this program. If you plan on taking seed home, please bring your own container or baggie. Call 262-375-2715 to register.
Fees: Adults $7, 12 & under $5;
Members: Adults $5, 12 & under $4
“Stellaluna” by Janell Cannon
Children’s Library Storytime
Saturday, October 13, 10-11:30am
Come and be enchanted by the charming tale of a little lost bat who learns to survive when she is adopted by a bird family!
Fee: Free (Donations Accepted)
Nature Detectives: Environmental Education for children ages 6-12, adults welcome
Saturday, October 13, 1-3pm
Bring your cameras and join a Naturalist in the forest for a hike and take pictures
of the animals, plants and trees that live there. Create an album using natural materials to put your pictures in. Pre-registration suggested. Call 262-375-2715 to register.
Fee: Adult $6, Nature Detective $4
Member: Adult $4, Nature Detective $3
Riveredge Silent Sports: Autumn River Trail Run or Hike
Adults and Children 12 and Up
Saturday, October 13, 1-2:30
Nothing beats the river woods in autumn! Yellow maple leaves crunch under your shoes as you run along the river, painted red, yellow, and green with the reflected trees. Join us for a hike or a run and enjoy the beauty of fall on the river. Call 262-375-2715 to register. Fee: $4, Member Fee: $2