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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center [edit]
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Bayside, WI 53217
(414) 352-2880
(414) 352-6091 Fax
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This extraordinary 225-acre wildlife sanctuary features spectacular views from a 60-foot tower and hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing on six miles of nature trails.
Upcoming events

Nov. 5, 2016 - Nov. 5, 2016
Xtreme Raptor Day

2016 Xtreme Raptor Day Join us for a festival celebrating everything raptors! Meet our resident raptors up close on the Talon Quest Adventure Hike. Birds fly right overhead during our Raptor Free Flight Shows. Sign up for a personal meet & greet with your favorite raptor and get a photo! Kohl’s Wild Theater, crafts, games and more! All proceeds from Xtreme Raptor Day directly benefit the Schlitz Audubon Raptor Program. All Adults | $10 All Youth (3-17) | $5 (children ages 2 and under are free) Scheduled Activities Eagle Meet & Greet: Glory 9:00am – 11:00am Eagles Nest (near the wigwam by Teal Pond) Silent Auction 9:00am – 3:00pm Great Hall Your Photo with a Raptor (details below) 10:00am – 3:30pm Great Hall Raptor Free Flight Shows (30 minutes long) 10:30am | 12:00pm | 2:00pm Outdoor Amphitheater Jamboree: Presented by Kohl’s Wild Theatre 10:00am | 12:15pm Indoor Auditorium Join the KWT actors in this 30-minute mix of short skits about animals and conservation. Learn about easy actions children can take from home to help animals and their habitats. Children will experience fun turtle puppets, songs sung by an otter and salamander, the “trashmonster” and so much more. Eagle Meet & Greet: Valkyrie 12:00pm – 2:00pm Eagles Nest (near the wigwam by Teal Pond) Stories of a Wildlife Rehabilitator with Marty Thompson 11:00am – 12:00pm Indoor Auditorium Marty Thompson started Wanakia Wildlife in 2007. Come hear her share stories of wildlife rehab patients, the tools of the trade, and meet some of her non-releasable birds! Red-tailed Hawks & Rehabilitation in Wisconsin 1:30pm – 2:30pm Indoor Auditorium Join host Jacqueline Edmunds for an in-depth presentation on wildlife rehabilitation in our state with a focus on the life history, rehabilitation, and post-release recovery of Red-tailed Hawks. Talon Quest Adventure Hike 9:00am – 3:30pm This is your opportunity to see our birds! You’ll receive your Xtreme Passport at the Admissions Gate. Follow clues in the passport to discover where Schlitz Audubon’s resident Raptors are on our trails. Receive a stamp when you visit each site to earn a special raptor prize! The prize table is located where the shuttle drops off/picks up. Drop-In Activities (ongoing throughout the day) Egg Smasher Bake Sale Raptor Artifacts Get the Lead Out Raptor Gift Table Owl Pellet Dissection Face Painter Bird Weight Lifting Craft: Build-A-Bubo Flight ID Station Raptor Calendar Photography Show and Raffle Photo Shoot Schedule Your opportunity to have your photo taken with your favorite raptor! Register for your photo and personal meet & greet on the day of the event. Schedule and pay for photos at the front desk in the Great Hall, then go about enjoying the day! Please arrive 5 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Photos take place in the Hearth Room (behind the fireplace). Price is $10 per personal photo, with exceptions listed below. More than one person may be in your photos. Baron Von Screech Eastern Screech Owl | 10:00am – 10:30am Sky Walker Red-tailed Hawk | 10:30am – 11:00am Orion Barred Owl | 11:00am – 11:30am Cutright Peregrine Falcon | 11:30am – 12:00pm Dory Northern Saw-whet Owl | 1:00pm – 1:30pm Nicco Broad-winged Hawk | 1:30pm – 2:00pm Tskili Great Horned Owl | 2:00pm – 2:30pm * Wind Chill McCloud Snowy Owl | 2:30pm – 3:00pm ** Valkyrie Bald Eagle | 3:00pm – 3:30pm *Snowy Owl | $15/photo **Bald Eagle | $25/photo Participating vendors with food available for purchase Marco Pollo Rolling Cones Parking All parking for Xtreme Raptor Day is at Bayside School, 601 E. Ellsworth Lane. Admissions are on the East Side of Bayside School, where free shuttle buses will bring everyone to Schlitz Audubon. The Schlitz Audubon lot is reserved for handicapped parking only. Membership Offer Become a first-time member of Schlitz Audubon during Xtreme Raptor Day and receive $20 off your membership!


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