Things are blooming and coming back here at Pringle. We’re keeping our eye out for the Mallards that have stayed at the pond longer than they normally do, hopefully we will see ducklings on the pond this year. Many things bloomed earlier than normal; hopefully there will be some flowers to see on our annual Mother’s Day Ephemeral Brunch and Wildflower walk this year!! The Bluebirds also laid more first brood eggs this year. We were hoping for more boxes to be occupied with Bluebirds this year, but the same one’s that were occupied last year are in use this year.

Don’t forget about summer camp! Summer camp registration can be found here. Completed registration and payment are due the Friday before the program by either stopping in or mail. Completed registration and payment are due the Friday before the program by either stopping in or mail. Phone registrations will not be accepted. Junior Naturalist will meet every Wednesday (except July 4th) from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Observation & Creation will meet every Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Little Naturalist will meet every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

To register for any upcoming programs you can go here:

Nature Story Time Hike: Round and Round Again, Nancy Van Laan Saturday, May 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

One man’s trash is another’s treasure, as this tale of a resourceful recycler demonstrates. After the story we will head out on a hike with activities tied to the story. Free

Leave No Child Inside: Discovery Hike Saturday, May 12th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Join us for an easy hike in Bristol Woods. We’ll learn simple skills of nature observation which families can use when exploring outdoors together. Children first grade and older are welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration and payment required, no refunds for no shows.

Friends: $2.00/General: $4.00

Mother’s Day Ephemeral Brunch and Spring Wildflower Walk Sunday, May 13th, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Celebrate the special woman in your life with a gift of nature. Bring the mom in your life out to Pringle for a light brunch and then on the hour, a naturalist will led a hike to see the spring wildflowers that are blooming. Pre-registration and payment required, no refunds for no shows. When calling, please indicate your hike time preference.

Friends: $10.00/General Public: $12.00/Children 10 and under are half priced

Invasive Species Workday Saturday, May 26th, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Help us to continue to restore our Oak Savanna and Prairie areas. We will be cutting down buckthorn, multi-flora rose, and other invasive plants. This also helps create open areas in our woods for school children to explore when they are out here for programming. Please bring your own work gloves; tools will be provided.

Plant Exchange Saturday, May 26th, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Have plants you must prune or cull? How about trading your excess with others? Take home new plants for your yard and have an instant new garden. No time to re-pot your donations? No problem – bags and newspaper will do just fine.

Valerie Mann, CIG Naturalist

Pringle Nature Center

9800 160th Avenue

Bristol, WI 53104

262-857-8008 Phone 262-857-8009 Fax /