Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary is a beautiful 600 acre urban wildlife refuge featuring live animal exhibits, educational displays, miles of hiking/skiing trails and various wildlife viewing opportunities. Please click Keep Our Wildlife Safe for some springtime tips. While nothing beats actually being there, click on links below to begin your journey through the sanctuary’s many offerings.
Groundbreaking for Natural Expansion!
Excitement and appreciation ruled the day as major donors, area education leaders, political leaders, Friends of the Wildlife Sanctuary Board members, community members, Wildlife Sanctuary staff and 4K kindergarten families came together for a groundbreaking ceremony for A Natural Expansion. A red tailed hawk was released into the wild as the final cap to the ceremony! Click to read more…
Thank You for Site Preparation!
Despite triple digit temperatures in the last few weeks, our 2 Rangers, Paul Leicht and Austin Larsen; Site Intern Trainee, Caleb; and Seasonal Maintenance Employees, Michael Pham and Allie Kratz helped to transform the area where the Natural Expansion building addition will go and the groundbreaking ceremony was held. Their determination and grit are very much appreciated! (Shown in photo left to right: Caleb, Michael, Allie)
Trail Fitness Walks
Join a naturalist for fast paced and energetic walk on our trails. Please wear sturdy shoes! Trail is unpaved and uneven in areas.
Dates: Aug 3 at 8:30am
Sep 5, 12, 19, 26 at noon
Location: Nature Center Foyer
Environmental Education Award
The Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary’s OAK Learning Center nature-based 4-year-old kindergarten program received the Environmental Education Award from the Brown County Conservation Alliance. Read more…
13th Annual Walk for Wildlife – Sep 15, 2018
Get ready for the major annual fundraiser for R-PAWS, our animal rehabilitation program which helps over 5,500 orphaned, injured, and ill wild animals found by the public every year in need of help. Fill up your pledge sheets and mark your calendars! Read more…
A Natural Expansion
A Natural Expansion, our capital campaign to build a 12,800 square foot addition adjacent to the current Nature Center building reached the funding level needed to break ground! We’re underway, but could still use your support. There are room naming opportunities, as well as opportunities to help with furnishings, and more. Can you help? Read more…