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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.

Trail System

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)

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Raptor Wednesdays
June 18, July 16, & August 20
1:30 – 2:30 PM

Great Horned Owl

Join naturalist Jessica Miller and
New London Raptor Rehabilitator Pat Fisher as they introduce you to raptors (birds of prey) such as owls, hawks, or vultures. Each week they will profile a new, live bird. You’ll learn about where they live, what they eat, and their role in the natural world as well as how they became an educational bird at The Feather Rehabilitation Center.

$6/person or $10/household
Registration and payment due 1 week prior to program
Leave No Family Inside: Monarch Tagging for Beginners
Saturday, August 30
12:30 – 3:00 PM
monarch tagging

Every fall, millions of monarchs east of the Rocky Mountains make their way to central Mexico where they overwinter. And every fall, hundreds of thousands of tags are purchased to place on migrating monarchs to help scientists answer questions about their migratory behavior. Naturalist Jessica Miller will explain the basics behind one of the coolest phenomena on Earth, monarch migration. Then participants will assist with capturing, tagging, testing and releasing every monarch in Butterfly House. Registration is limited.

$6/person or $10/household
Registration and payment due August 23.
Thousands of Flights Daily: Butterfly House Opens
Wednesday, July 9
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

butterflyhouse-outside

Walk among Wisconsin butterflies in an enclosed habitat landscaped with native and cultivated flowers, shrubs and trees. The house is open every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM through Wednesday, August 27. A $1/person donation is appreciated. Groups of 10 or more may reserve a time on Thursdays and Fridays for a private tour and educational program. See the Butterfly House webpage for more information.

 A complete list of upcoming events is on the event calendar.

Links

Leave No Family Inside • Northeast Wisconsin Birding ClubNortheast Wisconsin Stargazers • The Feather

Owl Cam at The Feather Rehabilitation Center 

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