Our privacy policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Dismiss

Snakes Are Spectacular NatureFest

Sept. 23, 2009

Havenwoods State Forest and Environmental Awareness Center and Friends of Havenwoods, Inc., will hold their annual Fall NatureFest on Saturday, October 10, 2009.This event will take place at Havenwoods located at 6141 N. Hopkins Street in Milwaukee from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The theme of the free festival is “Snakes are Ssspectacular!” A host of indoor and outdoor activities will interest guests of all ages. Adaptation stations offer the chance to touch, experiment, and learn about snakes and other reptiles. Live animal programs are scheduled throughout the day, and give an up close and personal look at individual snakes, turtles, and toads.

Festival-goers can take a snake hike or play the Snake Survival Game, in which players try to survive as a gartersnake. At the Snake Trivia Challenge computer station, visitors can test their knowledge of Wisconsin snakes. A few of the other snake – related activities include painting a snake rock, designing a spiral snake, and making a sizzling soda snake.

Lunch and snacks as well as books and gifts will be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Havenwoods and the DNR Bureau of Endangered Resources.

Havenwoods State Forest is a 237-acre nature preserve in the heart of Milwaukee, featuring nearly six miles of trails, weekly nature activities, and field trips for school and youth groups. Admission into the park is free; no park sticker is needed. For more information, call (414) 527-0232 or visit www.friendsofhavenwoods.org.

 

 

Community Watch

» Suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country's 2016 WIAA State Track and Field Meet Special Section Updated:  03:00 PM

» Brown Deer's 'Eat & Greet' event is Saturday, June 4 02:46 PM

» Whitefish Bay Community Band sets summer schedule 11:40 AM

» Major changes in the works for Bayshore Town Center 5/27

» Faced with growing enrollment, Brown Deer transforms locker room into classroom Updated:  5/27

» Roundup of Memorial Day events in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country 5/27

» Get a pool preview June 4 and 5 in Mequon 5/26

» Sexual assault reported in Shorewood Updated:  5/26

» 2016 Bicycle Fest coming to Thiensville June 4 5/26

» Shorewood's Cloud Red softly opens its doors 5/26

» Celebrate Memorial Day in the North Shore 5/25

» Missing Mequon woman Jacquelyn Ranallo found dead in Milwaukee River 5/25

» North Shore sports shorts: May 26, 2016 5/25

» Whitefish Bay boys track team makes history with first North Shore Conference title 5/25

» Steffen students earn first place in math competition 5/24

» Lake Shore and Steffen students awarded top honors at music festival 5/24

» Glendale mayor vetoes backyard chicken ban Updated:  5/24

» 'TietjStrong' football tourney at Bay a success on many levels 5/24

» Tested Homestead girls soccer team wins North Shore Conference 5/24

» Birthday fun surrounds Keel family softball reunion 5/24

» Thorough Homestead girls track team wins North Shore Conference outdoor title 5/24

» Initial Reaction: Talking with star Waukesha soccer players Dani Rhodes, Emily Cervantes Updated:  5/24

» Tenacious Nicolet boys tennis team repeats as North Shore Conference champ 5/24

» Overturned truck closes I-43 at Brown Deer Road (UPDATED) 5/24

» 1 person killed in Ozaukee County crash Updated:  5/23

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Best Summer Ever

 

We've made it easy for you to get out and go this summer. From hitting the trails for a bike ride or walk, to where to find beer gardens in the area, to the best places to swim in Waukesha County to the best summer drinks and summer reads, check out our 2016 summer guide.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

CONNECT