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:
Land Trusts—Lessons in Conservation
9:30 – 11:00 AM
Deb Nett, Executive Director of the Northeast Wisconsin Land Trust, will speak on the Trust’s philosophy, mission and successes. Since 1996, NEWLT has permanently protected more than 4,600 acres on 39 conservancies and 5 publicly accessible preserves. You’ll learn about some of those special places and how they contribute to our natural heritage and sustain our quality of life.
$6/person, $4/students, seniors & FOMH
Registration and payment due April 10.
Saturday Morning Bird Walks
April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 7:00 – 10:00 AM
Join us for any or all of these Saturday morning walks. All skill levels are welcome. Bring your binoculars (or borrow a pair of ours), field guides, waterproof boots and dress for the weather. Hikes will be cancelled during inclement weather. Meet at the building's main entrance.
Spring Fever Fundraiser
Tuesday, April 22
This year’s nature center fundraiser will be held for the second year at the center. Social hour, light hors d’ oeuvres and raffle ticket sales will begin at 5:30 PM followed by a a sit-down buffet at 6:30.
Bucket raffles and other special drawings will feature a variety of prizes sure to please all, including outdoor equipment, electronics, gifts to adorn your home or garden and much more. The evening will culminate with the Spring Fever Raffle drawing featuring cash prizes of $2,000, $1,000 and $500.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit our fundraiser page.
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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