Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
August 21-22, 2015
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center is 185 acres of woodlands, prairies, various types of wetlands, and lake beach natural communities. Surface waters include ponds, Mystery Lake, and Lake Michigan. The diversity of ecosystems creates many ecotones that can attract a number of organisms.
- Blue-stemmed Goldenrod (Solidago caesia) -- this is a state endangered plant.
- Asian Jumping Worms (Amynthus agrestis) -- these invasive worms can reduce the leaf litter to nothing.
- Northern Long-eared Bat (Myotis septentrionalis) -- a federally threatened species of bat.
- Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii) -- state species of special concern.
- Pirate Spiders (Mimitidae) –- they kill and feed on other spiders, a spider-eat-spider world.
- Cicada-killer Wasp -- large, ground-dwelling wasps that paralyze cicadas and provision their nest with them.
- Native Ladybugs -- we found more species of native ladybugs than invasive; this is an uncommon occurrence.
- Lots and lots of slugs!
|Count||Taxon||Change from Reported|
|853 species found (820 reported on-site)|
|9||Amphibians and Reptiles|
|31||Non-insect, non-spider invertebrates|
|Number of Participants||Taxon|
|11||Amphibians and Reptiles|
|9+||Educators & volunteers|
48 surveyors from 10 universities and 5 organizations
- Carthage College
- Marquette University
- Milwaukee Public Museum
- Purdue University
- Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- University of Wisconsin-Milwuakee
- University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
- University of Wisconsin-Parkside
- University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
- University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- Urban Ecology Center
- Wisconsin Entomological Society
- Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources