MILWAUKEE -- Celebrate winter with activities the whole family can enjoy. Laura spent the morning at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center previewing its winter carnival.
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center (website)
Once a farm for the Schlitz Brewery draft horses, Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is Milwaukee’s comprehensive nature center. We offer six miles of trails that take visitors through 185 unique acres of forests, wetlands, restored prairies, ravines, bluffs and a shoreline. You will see evidence of our active and progressive management of the land, restoring habitats unique to our region and reclaiming our bountiful natural history.
Conveniently located just north of the city on Lake Michigan, we provide the full experience of nature throughout all seasons. With leading experiential, environmental education for people of all ages, Schlitz Audubon is both a destination for adventure and an oasis from the busyness of life.
Schlitz Audubon is a designated Important Bird Area because of the habitat provided by the lake for certain waterfowl. We are also a birding hot spot because of our location within a migratory flyway.