Riveredge Nature Center in Saukville
Over 379 acres of land and ten miles of trails that meander through prairies, woodlands and along a mile and a half of Milwaukee River shoreline. Riveredge has a 50-year history of habitat restoration and stewardship. Access to the trails available to the public 365 days a year from dawn to dusk.
Terrain includes a vernal pond and creek, both designated as state natural areas; twenty-eight acres of prairie; a fen; six ponds; one and one-half miles of riparian habitat; several wet meadows; a conifer forest and seven deciduous forest types.
Identified by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as an ebird hotspot with 168 species of birds. Also, more than 580 species of plants, 26 mammals and seven amphibians, including these rare, threatened and endangered species: forked aster, fringed orchid, goldenseal, rusty patch bumblebee, ovenbird, swamp metalmark butterfly, and starnose mole.
A comprehensive nature center offering recreational opportunities and environmental education for adults, families and children, as well as opportunities to help with ongoing scientific research projects, such as the rearing of and releasing of lake sturgeon into the Milwaukee River.
Trail use fee requested ($4 per adult or $2 per child.) Free to members.
For more information, go to the Riveredge Nature Center website.
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Address4458 Co Hwy Y
53080, Saukville, WI, US