Soup Lunch

APRIL Soup Lunch has been cancelled. Online registration for all programs has been temporarily suspended. If you would like to reserve a spot for a program after June 1st, please call the office at 715-635-6543.

Warm yourself with a bowl of soup while enjoying camaraderie and conversation. Each month will feature a guest speaker on a nature topic, along with a delicious lunch of homemade soup, crackers, and dessert.

Date: 2nd Tuesdays, January to April
Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary

Price: FREE
Donations appreciated and accepted!
Registration not required.

Want to donate food?
Please call ahead:

New this year:
Please consider bringing your own mug, bowl, and spoon!

Wildlife Winter Survival

Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Presenter: Gary Dunsmoor

When there’s two feet of snow and it’s 20 below, how do the animals in our area survive! With unheated homes like ours, what are their strategies to make it through our northern Wisconsin winters? Join us for a warm bowl of soup (unavailable to wildlife) and learn about the many ways local species have adapted to our often long, harsh, snowy, cold winters that we just can’t wait to see come to an end.

The Bear Necessities

Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Presenter: Nancy Christel, DNR

Bear are big, black and beautiful. They are arguably one of our most interesting wild mammals. They look cuddly, but are they? They can be a nuisance, but why? Enjoy some stories and explore what it is like to be a black bear in Wisconsin. Bring your sense of humor and be ready to laugh while you learn.

Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Date: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Presenter: Jamie Nack, UW Extension

Interested in making your backyard a haven for wildlife? Jamie will share strategies for making your backyard (or other space) a habitat for birds, butterflies, bees, bats and other beneficial animals.

Cougars in Wisconsin

*This program has been cancelled!*

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Presenter: Jane Wiedenhoeft, DNR

After a century of being extirpated from the state, cougars are returning to Wisconsin again. The first cougar in recent history was confirmed in southern Wisconsin in 2008. Cougars have been verified in Wisconsin every year except one since then. Learn what Wisconsin DNR is doing to monitor this apex predator and what the prospects are for once again having a cougar population in Wisconsin.