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, an art gallery, themed classrooms, meeting rooms, and a library. Outside is a butterfly house that's open July through August and an observatory which is used during scheduled events. Find things to do on the event calendar or the Thrivent Art Gallery schedule. There are also various school programs available for any grade level.
The location of the facility is just east of New London, Wisconsin in Outagamie County.
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.
Trail Maps: Trail Map Brochure (pdf) • Cross Country Ski Map (pdf) • Snowshoe Trails Map (pdf)
|Third Thursday Lecture Series:
Landscapes, Aquifers and Mineral Resources—The Many Roles of Rock in Wisconsin
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Wisconsin's rocks chronicle ancient oceans, volcanism, mountain building, earthquakes and meteorite impacts. This talk, by Lawrence University Professor Marcia Bjornerud, will be an accessible overview of the geology of Wisconsin, with time for questions about specific places that audience members may be curious about.
Cost: $6/person, $4/students, seniors & FOMH
Registration and payment due November 13
|Naturally Dyed Scarves
Saturday, November 22
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Participants will learn how to make natural dyes using such things as fruit, vegetables, spices and other natural items found right in your own kitchen. These dyes will be used to decorate two fashionable scarves, one silk and one silk-wool blend, which make great gifts for the holidays.
Cost: $25/person, $22/FOMH
Registration and payment due November 9
Sunday, November 23
12:30 – 3:00 PM
These miniature gardens include succulent plants, rocks, twigs, moss and other natural items and are the perfect size to place on a desk, coffee table or patio. Similar to “fairy gardens”, imagination gardens contain more unique items, not associated with a fairy theme, and are a perfect gift for anyone of any age. Class size is limited so register early.
Cost: $25/person, $22/FOMH
Registration and payment due November 14
A complete list of upcoming events is on the event calendar.
Leave No Family Inside • Northeast Wisconsin Birding Club • Northeast Wisconsin Stargazers • The Feather •
Owl Cam at The Feather Rehabilitation Center
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