The Mosquito Hill Nature Center is open year round with both indoor and outdoor opportunities on 430 acres adjacent to the Wolf River. Inside are natural history exhibits, hands-on displays, a gift shop, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library. Find things to do on the event calendar. There are also various school programs available for any grade level.
A trail system for hiking or walking includes three miles of developed trails with a loop to scenic vistas on one of the highest elevation points in the area. The All People’s Trail provides a .6 mile of paved trail for wheelchair access. When the snow season arrives, one un-groomed cross-country skiing trail and five miles of snowshoe trails can provide winter enjoyment.
WHAT'S GOING ON AT MOSQUITO HILL NATURE CENTER:
|Third Thursday Lecture Series: A Day in the Life of a Beekeeper
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Our speaker this month is Mike Heideman, a New London beekeeper and current president of the Waupaca County Beekeepers Association. Mike will share information about the remarkable life and behaviors of the honeybee. Discover what the waggle dance is all about, how one larva out of thousands develops into the queen bee, and how much nectar it takes to produce one pound of honey.Cost: $6/adults, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Advance registration appreciated but walk-ins welcome too.
|The Buzz about Bees
Saturday, July 28
9:00 – 10:30 AMOnce you know more about honeybees and their complex social life, you can start to appreciate them for the gentle creatures they are. We’ll look inside the indoor honeybee hive and visit the outdoor hives to gain a better understanding of these winged wonders. We’ll also spend time learning about wasps and hornets and how fascinating they are. This program is planned especially for parents and younger children, but anyone is welcome.
Cost: $6/adults, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment are due July 24.
|Elk and Mule Deer Hunting in Colorado
Saturday, August 11
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Steve and Kim Jordan, New London, will share their experiences hunting in Colorado, including how to choose an outfitter if you decide not to hunt on your own. Points to consider are the type of hunting you want to do, whether you want to travel by horseback or not, how to get tags, and finding a reputable outfitter.
Cost: $6/person, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due August 4.
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