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

Mammal Monitoring Program

From otters to meadow voles, help our staff document what mammal species call the parks and greenways home. You can join our trained staff for small mammal live trapping or help contribute data by monitoring a wildlife camera site on your own! 

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

UPCOMING PROGRAMS 
Program Date Description Location Time Notes
Bat Conservation Wed., June 5 Join our staff on surveys to determine baseline bat population dynamics using high-tech detectors that identify bats by recording their ultrasonic calls! Retzer Nature Center 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Register by Sunday, June 2
Mammal Conservation Program Wed., June 19

Join our trained staff for small mammal live trapping or help contribute data by monitoring a wildlife camera site on your own! 

Retzer Nature Center 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Register by Sunday, June 16
Bats & Brews Thurs., June 20

Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist!

Fox River Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Bats & Brews Fri., June 28

Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist!

Muskego Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Bat Survey Wed., July 3

Help our staff conduct bat surveys using high-tech detectors that identify bats by recording their ultrasonic calls! Recommended for ages 5+.

 Retzer Nature Center  8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Registration required by noon Tue., July 2 
Small Mammal Survey Thurs., July 11

Help our staff conduct small mammal surveys using Sherman live traps!

Retzer Nature Center 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Register by noon Wed., July 10
Bats & Brews Fri., July 12

Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist!

Menomonee Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Small Mammal Survey Thurs., July 25  Help our staff conduct small mammal surveys using Sherman live traps! Retzer Nature Center 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Register by noon Wed., July 24
Bats & Brews Thurs., July, 25 Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist! Mukwonago Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Bat Survey Wed., July 31

Help our staff conduct bat surveys using high-tech detectors that identify bats by recording their ultrasonic calls! Recommended for ages 5+.

Retzer Nature Center 8:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Registration required by noon Tue., July 30.
Bats & Brews Fri., Aug 9 Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist! Minooka Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Bats & Brews Thurs., Aug 15 Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist! Fox Brook Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m. 
Bats & Brews Sat., Aug 30 Enjoy a beer at our Raised Grain Pop-Up Beer Garden and then hit the trails for a bat survey with our conservation biologist! Fox River Park 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Survey will begin at last call - 8:30 p.m.