Site 13: WILD Center, 2285 Buttes des Morts Beach Rd, Neenah
The WILD Center (Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development) consists of 16 acres of upland, riparian woodland and marsh along the Fox River. The Guckenberg-Sturm Marsh is one of the last functioning marshes along the Fox River waterway which is part of the Great Lakes watershed. These public gardens are filled with demonstration areas of natural landscaping and formal gardens for all ecotypes and include four raingardens, a meditation garden, an oak savanna and mesic prairie, a turtle nesting area and of course the ripariain woodland and marsh. Wildlife abounds at this site and is home to many animals as well as insects, birds and waterfowl. The nesting pair of eagles to the south of the WILD Center site fly over often as they search for food for their young family. Any time during daylight, see the nest from the roofed shelter located on the observation mound at the south end of the prairie, or come inside the Visitor’s Center on January 21 (9AM -3PM) to warm up with some refreshments while keeping an ‘eagle’ eye on the nest from the outdoor deck.