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Spring 2018

Cancellation Policy - Unfortunately, Mosquito Hill Nature Center is not immune from the current economic challenges. Therefore, we find it necessary to adhere fully to the following policy: MHNC staff reserves the right to cancel a program if minimum enrollment has not been met by the registration deadline. We ask you to preregister for programs because of the need to purchase supplies in advance. If we need to cancel a program, your payment will be refunded in full. If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 48 hours before the class. If we are able to fill your spot, you will be refunded in full; if not, we will refund 50% of your fee. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the class, your entire registration fee will be forfeited. Please help us ensure the success of our programs by registering and paying before the deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at  (920) 779-6433.


The Calendar


Free Screening of the Film Green Fire 
Saturday, March 3, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Aldo Leopold is considered the most important conservationist of the twentieth-century. He is the father of the national wilderness system, wildlife management and ecological restoration. His classic book A Sand County Almanac inspires us to see the natural world as a community to which we belong. Green Fire explores Leopold's personal journey of observation and understanding and reveals how his ideas resonate today with people across the entire American landscape, from inner cities to the remotest wild places. The film challenges viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land community.

Cost: Free
Build Your Own Cedar Leopold-Inspired Chair
Saturday, March 3, 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Build a comfortable, cedar, outdoor chair inspired by the popular Aldo Leopold benches that are used at MHNC. Materials will be pre-cut and ready to assemble with assistance from instructor, Mosquito Hill director Mike Hibbard. The chairs will last outdoors for years with no upkeep necessary, weathering gracefully as the years roll on.
Cost: $75/chair, $150/pair; $70/$140 for students, seniors, FOMH
Registration and payment due February 19.


Kestrel Nest Box Construction
Saturday, March 10, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Take part in a workshop to assemble your own kestrel nest box. You'll learn why hese nestingl boxes are so vitally important to increasing kestrel population in Wisconsin, proper placement of nesting boxes and nest box monitoring techniques prior to construction. 

Nest box construction: $40/box
Registration and payment due March 9.


Weave a North Carolina Farm Basket

Sunday, March 11, 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM

This versatile basket has a woven solid base with fillers and includes leather straps. The base is 10” x 10” square and the completed basket will be approximately 9 ½” high with a top diameter of 14 ½”. Optional staining is available for an additional $5 payable on the day of class.

Cost: $45/person
Registration and payment due March 1.


Memory Cafe'
Wednesday, March 14, 1:30-3:00 PM

What do you know about our feathered friends? Michael Gray, a young bird-guru, will be with us this month. Not only does he know Wisconsin birds, but he's also traveled a great deal to add many bird species to his "life-list". Join us for a chirping good time!

Memory Cafe's are a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Cafe's meet once a month at the nature center to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each monthly cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun.

No Cost


Move! (Spring)

Wednesdays, March 21 – April 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

On average, people spend only 4% of their day actively moving. Because of too much time sitting, our bodies become stiff and don’t allow for full range of motion in our muscles and joints even when we are moving. Naturalist Jessica Miller will introduce you to many simple forms of movement: basic stretching and alignment exercises, walking, climbing, hanging, jumping, balancing and more. This is not a “workout” class, rather a “restoration of movement” class for people of any age and of any fitness/mobility level who would like to increase stamina, balance and strength.

Cost: $50/6-class or $10/session
Registration and payment due March 14. This class is limited to 10 participants.


Tiger Cub Workshop – Tigers in the Wild
Saturday, March 24, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

What do you need to survive in the wild? Learn about the six essential items every Tiger Scout needs to make it in the wilderness from director Mike Hibbard. Take a short hike to view plants and animals and end the hike with a campfire and s’mores! Space is limited.

Cost: $8/scout
Registration and payment due March 10.

Annual Midwest Crane Count Training Session
Sunday, March 25, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Be a part of the Midwest Sandhill Crane Count taking place on Saturday, April 14. Anyone interested in participating in the count must attend this training session. We will review an instructional video, learn about crane biology, receive site assignments and learn how to enter data into an online database. Sign-up for both Outagamie and Waupaca County sites will be held at this time.

Please call to RSVP.


Electronics Recycling Event

Saturday, April 7, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We’re partnering with K9 Tech Recycling, Kimberly, to help you with your spring cleaning. We’ll accept everything with a cord, battery or motor. Follow this link to see what items are accepted and cost (if applicable). Located in the parking lot at Mosquito Hill Nature Center between 9:00 AM-1:00 PM on Saturday, April 7 ONLY.

Memory Cafe'
Wednesday, April 11, 1:30-3:00 PM

Enough of winter gloom, let’s welcome in an early spring with fun! Which games were your favorites? Bring your favorite one and we’ll have some ready to play too. If we’re lucky, we’ll be able to sneak outside to breathe in some fresh spring air. Let’s shed those winter coats for the afternoon and have some fun and laughter!

Memory Cafe's are a social gathering place for persons with memory loss, mild cognitive impairment, early Alzheimer’s, or other dementia and their family and friends. Cafe's meet once a month at the nature center to visit, share common interests, and enjoy refreshments. Each monthly cafe is unique and offers a program or activity that’s stimulating and fun.

No Cost

Annual Midwest Crane Count
Saturday, April 14, 5:30 – 7:30 AM

The Annual Midwest Crane Count is a tradition dating back to 1976 and one of the largest citizen-based inventories in the world. It helps the International Crane Foundation to monitor the abundance and distribution of both sandhill and whooping cranes in the upper Midwest. Annually, the count involves more than 3,000 volunteers from 100 counties in five states. Anyone interested in assisting with the count MUST attend the training session on Sunday, March 25.


Third Thursday Lecture Series: All About Cuba
April 19, 9:30 – 11:00 AM

Linda Kassera, Weyauwega, visited Cuba in 2016. She will share her incredible photographs and insights into the people, places and rich Spanish heritage of this small island nation.

Cost: $6/person, $4/students, seniors, FOMH
Advance registration appreciated but walk-ins welcome too.


Webelos Workshop – Webelos Walkabout

Saturday, April 21, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Lace up your shoes for a 3-mile hike through the forest and prairie. Practice the Outdoor Code and Leave No Trace principles. Scouts will learn about various dangerous plants and animals. Scouts must bring a packed, nutritious lunch to enjoy on the trails. Space is limited.

Cost: $8/scout
Registration and payment due April 6.


Cash in Your Attic
Saturday, April 28, 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Don’t miss this live auction of antique and vintage items as well as bucket raffles. Proceeds benefit the FOMH Capital Campaign. Watch our Facebook page for more details.


Saturday Morning Bird Walks
May 5, 12, 19, 7:00 – 10:00 AM

Join us for any or all of these Saturday morning walks. All skill levels are welcome. Dress for the weather and bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours), field guides and waterproof boots.

No charge


Tiger Cub Workshop – My Tiger Jungle
Saturday, May 5, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Look, listen, and get up close to plants, bugs, birds and other animals on a short hike around the nature center property. Scouts will also make a simple bird feeder to bring home. Space is limited so pre-registration is required by April 27.

Cost: $8/scout


Hanging Mason Jar Herb Garden
Sunday, May 6, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Wanting some fresh culinary herbs at your fingertips? This vertical or horizontal reclaimed wood and Mason jar herb garden can accommodate up to four of your favorite herbs and be housed both indoors and out. We’ll provide all the supplies, tools and herbs, allowing your creativity to take over.

Cost: $35/person
Registration and payment due April 27.


Yin Yoga

Tuesdays, May 8, 15, 22, & 29, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Yin yoga consists of a series of poses that work the connective tissues in the lower part of the body. These passive poses are held for up to five minutes with the aid of straps, blocks, bolsters and other yoga props. This is a slow paced class appropriate for those with the ability to move through seated, standing, kneeling and reclined positions. The instructor is naturalist Jessica Miller, a certified yoga instructor.

Cost: $25/4-week class or $8/session. Pay in advance or walk-ins welcome.


Container Gardening Workshop
Saturday, May 12, 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Lu Visocky from the Enchanted Florist, Hortonville, will show you how to design and plant a lovely container garden of annuals. All materials are provided. Plant one for yourself, or one for mom for her special day.

Cost: $35/person
Registration and payment due May 4.


Wolf Cub Workshop – Finding Your Way
Saturday, May 19, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Learning to read and use a map and a compass is a valuable skill. In this adventure, scouts will receive an introduction to maps, symbols and the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west. They will also learn the basic functions of a compass. Space is limited.

Cost: $8/scout
Registration and payment due May 4.

Restorative Yoga
Sunday, May 20  1:00-2:30 PM

Restorative Yoga is a therapeutic practice that allows for relief of tension and stress. Postures are practiced on the floor with the support of props such as bolsters, blankets and blocks and are held anywhere from 2 to 10 minutes. Experience gentle stretching and strengthening of the body. Leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to gather the necessary props and prepare your space. Space is limited to 10 participants.

Cost: $15
Registration and payment due May 13.

For more information or to register for a program, please email us or call the center at (920) 779-6433.



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