Think spring at a Schmeeckle Reserve workshop

Think spring at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Schmeeckle Reserve this March.

Several nature workshops will be offered to the public, free of charge (unless otherwise noted). Led by UW-Stevens Point students, the workshops are held at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitor Center, 2419 North Point Drive, Stevens Point and on the reserve grounds. For more information, call the Schmeeckle Reserve Office at 715-346-4992 or go to

· Fly Away…to My Home, Thursday, March 6, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn how to create a bird habitat in your backyard as migratory birds return for spring. Stay for an optional activity – building a bird feeder (cost, $2). Call 715-346-4992 to register.

· Rocks: Nature’s Time Machine, Tuesday, March 11, 6-7 p.m. The rocks of Wisconsin tell the story of ancient landscapes. Bring your favorite rock and find out where it fits into history.

· Wile E. Coyote, Thursday, March 13, 6-7 p.m. How do coyotes adapt to their surroundings, be it a city habitat or farm field, and thrive as predators?

· Pop Goes the Weasel, Monday, March 24, 7-8 p.m. Discover the clever weasel and what you can do to encourage its continued success in central Wisconsin.

· Tour de Sap, Thursday, March 27, 6-7 p.m. Explore the Schmeeckle Reserve woodlands to find different trees and how to use their sap. 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 wide variety of nature books and field guides. It is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week.

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