Waukesha County

Working with our communities to promote environmental stewardship, provide research and educational opportunities, and create healthier natural areas throughout Waukesha County.

Check out our programs and projects

Wetland monitoring, reptile conservation, bird conservation, wildlife nest box monitoring, mammal monitoring, invertebrate monitoring

Habitat restoration workdays, rare plant conservation, photo point monitoring

Invertebrate Monitoring Program

Butterflies, dragonflies, damselflies, bumble bees, and moths. Join our staff and experienced invertebrate enthusiasts to learn more about these essential pollinators and flying insects! 

Questions? Contact our Conservation Biologist at parks@waukeshacounty.gov.

UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Invertebrate Monitorings
Program Date Description Location Time Register
Dragonfly & Damselfly Monitoring Sun., June 16, 2019 

The afternoon will start with a brief presentation indoors followed by an excursion into the natural areas at Retzer to practice dragonfly and damselfly identification. This program is great for beginners that are looking to learn the basics about dragon and damselfly identification and ecology.

Retzer Nature Center 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Register by noon on Fri., June 14
Pollinator Conservation Sat., June 29, 2019  Learn about the ecology of our essential pollinators and how to help monitor their populations. Retzer Nature Center 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by noon on Wed., June 26
Pollinator Survey Wed., July 10, 2019

Join our staff and experienced invertebrate enthusiasts to learn more about these essential pollinators and flying insects! 

 Retzer Nature Center  1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Register by noon Tue., July 9
Pollinator Survey Wed., July 17, 2019  

Join our staff and experienced invertebrate enthusiasts to learn more about these essential pollinators and flying insects! 

 Retzer Nature Center  3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Register by noon Tue., July 16
Bumble Bee Conservation Program Sat., July 27, 2019  Learn about the ecology of our native bees and how to help monitor their populations. Retzer Nature Center 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Register by noon on Wed., July 24
Bumble Bee Survey Wed., July 31, 2019

Join our staff and experienced invertebrate enthusiasts to learn more about these essential pollinators and flying insects! 

Retzer Nature Center 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Register by noon Fri., July 26