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Morning Bird Hike

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

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An event every week that begins at 7:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 10, 2022

Wee wonders at Retzer Nature Center
Join Retzer Nature Center staff  and volunteers as they scout areas of Retzer to see how many different types of birds they can find on an easy 1.5 mile walk. No expertise is needed, and all skill levels are welcome. Recommended for ages 11+.
No pre-registration required. If groups of 10 or more plan to attend, please contact Retzer Nature Center in advance.
Bring your own binoculars or borrow theirs (limited quantity); cameras are also welcome. Hikes are held rain or shine, so dress for the weather and meet in the parking lot area nearest to the Learning Center building.
Happy birding! 🐦🐦

About the Retzer Nature Center:

Retzer Nature Center was John and Florence Retzer’s retirement home. John purchased the original 90 acres from the Federal Land Bank in 1938. The Retzer’s immediately began restoring the degraded land with over 26,000 trees, shrubs, and flowers, many obtained from the Wisconsin Conservation Department. These plantings can be enjoyed today. In 1973, Florence Horn Retzer bequeathed her property to Waukesha County for park purposes. Her vision was “to conserve the scenery, natural life and wildlife, leaving the land unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.”

Guided by Mrs. Retzer’s wishes, the Waukesha County Park System began developing a nature center in 1974. Significant land acquisitions in 1980 and 1984 expanded the site to 335 acres. The Nature Center focuses on environmental education, natural land management, community restoration, and wildlife habitat improvement. Today restored prairies, a colorful butterfly and rain garden, and an oak opening demonstration area greet visitors and compliment the Retzer’s original homestead. The Retzer Environmental Learning Center and Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium addition opened in May of 2005.

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May 27
7:00 am - 8:30 am
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Retzer Nature Center
S14-W28167 Madison St
Waukesha, WI United States
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