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Latest Past Events

Bugs in the Garden

Myrick Park, Native Gardens & Discovery Room 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse

See details at the bottom of this page. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FOR  SEPTEMBER 16. Event focus: Insects (decomposers) Join the DABB Team and WisCorps members in the The Nature Place's garden at Myrick Park and explore the wonderful world of DECOMPOSERS! Listen to a book reading (readings start at 12:45 and will be […]


Lower Hixon Trailhead 2600 Old Quarry Rd, La Crosse

Facebook event page is here. 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. Please also feel free to bring along mushrooms or […]

Insects at Myrick Park

Myrick Park, Native Gardens 789 Myrick Park Dr, La Crosse

Facebook event page is here. Presenter: Barrett Klein, UW-La Crosse Entomology Professor 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. Weather-permitting, […]