Saturday Night Lightning

July 18, 2017

From what I’m told this is heat lightning. It was odd, seemed to emanate from nowhere in particular, and rarely did you ever see a bolt. For awhile I thought there was a kid in a backyard playing with a high intensity light. Couldn’t hear any thunder. Funky.

Welcome to the Summer 2017 Panorama: Reptiles and Amphibians edition. Read here about the vital roles reptiles and amphibians play in the Schlitz Audubon ecosystem, our Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Area, citizen science in the ponds, and more.

Here is the original volume side by side with the 34 years later sequel. This time, myself and 46 other Milwaukee poets are rendered in this volume. You can pre-order a copy here, otherwise join us for the release event at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 25.

Within one brief brainstorming meeting we came up with the theme, name, and basic layout for the invitation for our Annual Gala at Schlitz Audubon. Below is the invitation, completed within a few days after selecting props. I love working with a nimble in-house creative team, how we can come up with ideas that excite us and have the resources and trust from our colleagues to make what we imagine live within hours or days.

Here is a piece about the most recent UW-Milwaukee Annual Pow Wow. This took a fair amount of research to accurately and respectfully render, and which I hope I’ve done a decent job of doing. Read the full piece here at Media Milwaukee.

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Nathon Breu with the drum that resides at the Electa Quinney Institute at UW-Milwaukee. 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel covered our Warbler Gallery Opening. Go here to read about it, and other things regarding birds in spring.

Indecisive Turkey

March 23, 2017

Spring 2017: Birds

March 19, 2017

Here is our Spring 2017 Birds edition of our quarterly Panorama publication at Schlitz Audubon. Give a read about migratory warblers, why feathers are so special, land improvement projects, and more.