Enjoy spring weather, woods and wildlife at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Schmeeckle Reserve in May.
Offered to the public free of charge, the following programs will be led by UW-Stevens Point students and held at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point, and in the reserve (unless otherwise noted). For more information, call the Schmeeckle Reserve office at 715-346-4992 or go to www.uwsp.edu/cnr/schmeeckle.
Schmeeckle’s Symphony, Thursday, May 2, 7–8 p.m. The songs of frogs in Wisconsin signal spring. Discover the musicians of Schmeeckle Reserve and get a backstage pass to their water-filled world. Dress for the weather.
The Past Comes to Life, Tuesday, May 7, 5:30–6:30 p.m. Cemeteries can be a fascinating source of historical and cultural information. Take a walk through Forest Cemetery and journey through Stevens Point’s rich past. Park near the Patch Street entrance, between Church Street and Michigan Avenue. Dress for the weather.
Underwater Investigators, Saturday, May 11, 1–2 p.m. Good water quality is essential for frogs, fish, plants and insects to survive. Wade in Lake Joanis to search for clues that point to a healthy underwater home. Meet at the lake entrance on the corner of Maria Drive and Minnesota Avenue. Dress for the weather.
Schmeeckle Reserve is a 280-acre nature preserve on the north end of the UW-Stevens Point campus. The Visitor Center Browse Shop has gifts for all ages, including a variety of nature books and field guides. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.