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Current Event:

Wings Over Alma Exhibits Birds of The Mississippi Flyway

 

Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center is featuring a photographic exhibit titled Birds of the Mississippi Flywayby local photographer Carol Knabe. The exhibit's theme coincides with the International Migratory Bird Day celebration on May 13th in Alma, Wisconsin. Come to view the exhibit and stay to see eveything else going on in Alma this day! 

The exhibit will be on display at Wings Over Alma from April 14 thru July 14, 2017. Carol Knabe has been interested in photography from an early age starting with the ‘Kodak Box’ camera. Over the years, she has had many cameras, taken classes at Chippewa Valley Technical College in Eau Claire, WI, and moved to the digital age. Today, she is an accomplished photographer. Especially outstanding are her bird and nature photographs. She and her husband Jerry Knabe are avid travelers and her photography reflects their worldwide journeys. This is a one-woman show not to be missed! Meet Carol during the Artist’s Reception on June 10, from 1-3pm. Snacks and refreshments will be served, and June 10th is also the date of Alma's 2nd Annual Renaissance Festival, Fire In The Shire. A great day to visit Alma!

 

 

 

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Past Event:  Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 1pm:

  

Wings Over Alma presents Marcie O’Connor and Native Wildflowers of Buffalo County

 

Please join us for our May Nature Talk on Sunday, May 21 at 1PM at Wings Over Alma. Marcie and Mike O’Connor are in the process of ‘unfarming’ an old Buffalo County dairy farm they purchased in 2000. Their ‘unfarming’ is the process of returning the land to the prairie and savannah that was there before the land was settled and farmed. Marcie will share her Native Wildflower journey through her outstanding visuals. Marcie’s journey has established her a regional expert on prairie restoration, native wildflowers, moths, butterflies and other inhabitants of their farm. She has been featured in numerous newspapers and the May-June 2017 issue of Big River magazine. This is sure to be an unforgettable presentation, and you can preview the O’Connors journey and visit their website and blog www.prairiehaven.com

 

Family event with snacks and refreshments. Free admission. Donations always appreciated.  

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Past Event on Feb 19, 2017 @ 1pm:

  

Wings Over Alma presents Kenny Salwey,

famed storyteller with ‘New Tales’ from the Circle of Life.

 

Kick-off event for Wings Over Alma's 2017 monthly nature talks. 

Kenny Salwey, author, environmental educator, master storyteller and local & international legend, will share some new tales from the animal world and their natural habitat. His stories delight and his presentations are inspiring and memorable! Kenny’s five books and CD’s will be available for purchase. Get a personally autographed copy!  

Family event with snacks and refreshments. Free admission. Donations always appreciated. 

 

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Past Event on Jan 21, 2017:

 

Wings Over Alma Eagles On Ice & Chili Feed Event!

 

Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center is holding its ever-popular, annual fundraiser Eagles On Ice & Chili Feed Event on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The event will run from 12 – 4pm.

  

Chili Feed is $6 per ticket and children under 10 are free. Ticket includes chili, toppings, water, coffee, milk, cider and dessert. Tickets available at the door or prior to the event. Event will be hosted at Wings Over Alma: 110 North Main Street, Alma, WI. Be sure to visit our newly constructed eagle viewing deck!

 

In addition to the Chili Feed, take in the new art exhibit entitled It’s A Wild Life, featuring animals and action shots of people! Exhibit includes the following five artists: Wendy Ike, Carol Knabe, Janene Nelson, Kristi Schumacher, and Mary Singer. Meet the artists at the Artist Reception from 2-4pm!

 

 The fundraising event also includes a silent auction, which includes a great variety of items each year! This annual event supports the many programs of Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center, and we appreciate your attendance and support of the Center.

 

Mark your calendars for Saturday, January 21 for some great chili, an original art exhibit and eagle viewing while supporting a wonderful, local organization – Wings Over Alma!!

 

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Past Event on Oct 16, 2016:

 

 

 

Tribute to John Runions:

Join family and friends to view a collection of John Runions works for a one-time afternoon exhibition.

 

 

 

 

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Past Event on August 21, 2016:

 

Visit Crex Meadows in northern Wisconsin via professional photography produced into an audio/visual presentation at Wings Over Alma, Nature & Art Center.

 

Crex, in the National Wildlife Refuge system, is an unvisited treasure near Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Originally, this area was created when the glaciers retreated 13,000 years ago. Over the years, the land has been used in many ways. The Crex Carpet Company was the last business to utilize the land; they used the grasses in the meadows to make carpets. This was not a profitable venture. In the 1940s, the State of Wisconsin bought the tax delinquent land and established the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area.

 

Today, Crex is managed through the use of dikes and flowages for prairie and wetland restoration. The land provides habitat for Sharptail grouse and migrating birds of all kinds. In the fall of 2014, 22,000 Sandhill cranes staged there before beginning their fall migration. A Garganey duck from Russia made a 2014 surprise appearance at Crex bringing in birdwatchers from all over the United States. 

 

Carol and Jerry Knabe will present an audio/visual show consisting of images created from over 30 years of visiting Crex. The show includes flowers, mammals, birds, and the beautiful scenery found in Crex Meadows.

 

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For more information on upcoming events:

110 N Main Street

Alma, WI  54610

608-685-3303

center@wingsoveralma.org

 

 

 


WOA Nature & Art Center
110 N Main Street
Alma, Wisconsin 54610
608-685-3303
center@wingsoveralma.org
Open Daily from 11am-4pm


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