Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM in the nature center building at the Heckrodt Wetland Reserve.
There is no fee to attend meetings. Club membership is $10/year. All membership fees are tax deductible and support HWR Photography Club activities.
Plans for the Next Meeting
May 7th – Photo hike at Heckrodt. Share tips with each other on how to take better pictures in the woods.
The 4,000 square foot Nature Center features a “Living Waters” exhibit with an indoor live wetland, and aquariums that are home to local fishes, crayfish, turtles, and snakes — surrounded by a display of mounted Wisconsin mammals and birds. Outdoor exhibits include a memorial butterfly garden and bird feeding area, as well as a pond, bog and stream complex. The Nature Center facilities feature a workshop/meeting room, a classroom amphitheater/Discovery Den, Solarium, and a resource library.
Three miles of trails, including nearly 4,000 feet of elevated boardwalks, provide access to the wetland habitat to all visitors to explore and enjoy bird watching, walking, photography, and snowshoeing in winter. Wagons and strollers are available for check out to increase visitor enjoyment of the hiking trails. Wheelchairs are available for visitors who may need assistance. Explorers Companions, backpacks equipped with exploration materials for the season, are available for checkout at no cost. Snowshoes are available in winter for a small fee. Please call to check on availability of rental snowshoes before your visit.
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve is a 76-acre urban nature reserve with habitats including forested wetland, cattail marsh, open water, created prairie, open field, and upland forest. Persisting despite the urbanization that continues to grow around it, the Reserve is home to numerous species of reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Migrating songbirds and waterfowl nest and feed in its protection.
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Inc.
1305 Plank Road
Menasha, WI 54952
General admission to the Nature Center and Trails is FREE! We would appreciate your donation – feed the donation frog inside the Nature Center.
Heckrodt Wetland ReserveTrail Map PDF
Heckrodt Wetland Reserve’s trail system is open 365 days/year from 6 AM – 9 PM.
The Nature Center is open:
Tuesday – Friday 8 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat – 11 AM – 4 PM
Sunday and Monday Closed
Trails are open 6 AM – 9 PPM everyday.
The Nature Center is closed all major holidays. The buildijng is open only to program participants the day of our Children’s Christmas Gift Workshop (December). Trails remain open on these days.