Rob Zimmer is a local speaker, radio host and photographer on the latest in outdoors, gardening, nature and the environment from Nature.  Rob has passion for the outdoors and wants to share his knowledge with others! Listen to Rob weekly on WHBY.

Join us for our Free Nature Presentations at the Scheig Center with Rob Zimmer!

LOCATION:  Scheig Center
DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
AGE: All are welcome!

Upcoming Dates and Topics

Join us as Rob will identify many of the stunning, beautiful plants native to our area and found here along the trails that lead through prairie and woodland. Trees, shrubs, wildflowers and grasses native to our area are an excellent landscaping choice for the beauty they provide and the benefits to our environment.

Peak monarch migration time is here and Rob will show us the migration in action, as well as some of the best blooming plants to include in your late summer and fall garden to help feed these beautiful butterflies on their long journey south.

Songbird migration has begun and there are several excellent landscaping choices you can make to help feed these beautiful birds on their journey south. Here at the Gardens, Rob will show us landscape shrubs, perennials and trees that provide benefits to migrating birds throughout fall and into the winter season.

Now is the time to start planning for fall and winter bird feeding in your backyard. Learn some great tips for what to feed to attract certain birds, how to identify backyard birds, feeder styles, placement and more.

Learn how to identify Wisconsin’s many wildlife species by the tracks they leave in the snow. Rob will also take a look at other wildlife sign that will help you identify the wild creatures that spend the winter in our forest, backyards, wetlands and prairies.

The eagles have arrived and you’ll enjoy this program that showcases these spectacular birds of prey and their annual gathering here along open waters on the Fox River and throughout the area.