For a full list of our 2022 Spotlight on Nature events, go here.

Earth Fair: Spotlight on Nature Event Series Launch!

The Discovery Room, Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI

Event focus: Insects Presenter: Barrett Klein, Entomology Professor at University of La Crosse Activity: There will be pulse-pounding displays of some of the most glorious insects on Earth, and Barrett will discuss examples of ways in which insects have affected our culture and history, from fashion to food, music to movies, and politics to espionage. […]

Free

Naturally Spring

Villa St. Joseph – Franciscan Sisters W2658 WI-33, La Crosse, WI

Event focus: Ferns & Lichens Presenter: Beth Piggush, Integral Ecology Director for Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration Activity: The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration would like to welcome you to their land on St. Joseph Ridge for their first-ever partnership event with Driftless Area BioBlitz! Join us for an afternoon spent learning about some organisms […]

Free

World Migratory Bird Day

Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI

Event focus: Birds Come visit the Driftless Area BioBlitz booth: 9:00 am–12:00 pm Part of the Spotlight on Nature Event Series The series, part of the Driftless Area BioBlitz 2022 Nature Challenge, is your chance to participate in a bioblitz with experts sharing their passion for and knowledge of the driftless region. There will be eight different […]

Free

Bugs in the Garden

WisCorps Pollinator Gardens, Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI

(See details at the bottom of this page.) Event focus: Insects (decomposers) Join the DABB Team and WisCorps members in the WisCorps garden at Myrick Park and explore the wonderful world of DECOMPOSERS! Listen to a book reading (readings start at 12:45 and will be done every 15 minutes) and then go and find decomposers […]

Moth Mania

Villa St. Joseph – Franciscan Sisters W2658 WI-33, La Crosse, WI

(See details at the bottom of this page.) Event focus: Moths (nocturnal) Presenter: Ted Wilson, Biology Professor at Viterbo University Activity: The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration would like you to join us for an evening on their land on St. Joseph Ridge.  Partnering again with Driftless Area BioBlitz, we will be learning about moths […]

Pollinator Plants

WisCorps Pollinator Gardens, Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI

(See details at the bottom of the page) Please note: Due to construction on La Crosse Street please take Losey Boulevard and turn onto La Crosse Street going West toward downtown. Myrick Park will be an entrance on the right after the neighborhood. Event focus: Plants Nectar and/or pollen attracts many types of pollinators, including bees, […]

INSECTS & FUNGI! OH MY! (Insects)

WisCorps Pollinator Gardens, Myrick Park Center 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse, WI

(See details at the bottom of this page and here's a link for FREE tickets) Please note: Due to construction on La Crosse Street please take Losey Boulevard and turn onto La Crosse Street going West toward downtown. Myrick Park will be an entrance on the right after the neighborhood. Presenter: Barrett Klein, UW-La Crosse […]

INSECTS & FUNGI! OH MY! (Fungi)

Lower Hixon Trailhead 2600 Old Quarry Rd, La Crosse, WI

(Details at the end of this post and here's the link to FREE tickets) Event focus: Fungi Activity:  Fungi play many important roles in the environment as decomposers, pathogens, and essential partners of other organisms. Todd will talk about fungal biology, then we will collect fungi in lower Hixon Forest, and then discuss our finds. […]

Free