Even though our building is closed*, our trails are free and open to the public daily from dawn until dusk.
We invite you to come out and enjoy the Wonders of Nature…it’s good for the mind, body and soul.
ALNC will be opening for limited summer camp programs starting July 6th. Access to the building will be restricted to ALNC Staff and Summer Campers.
We thank you for your patience as we determine the right course of action.
Please stay tuned for more information and do not hesitate to contact us with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.
You might catch a glimpse of a turtle sliding into the water while hiking the trails at ALNC!
These aquatic reptiles love to sit on logs in the pond to sun themselves in the heat. The most common species of turtle at the nature center and in Wisconsin is the painted turtle. There are four subspecies of painted turtle, and Wisconsin is host to two of them, with the most common being the Western painted turtle.
This time of the year, females will be out looking for places to dig a hole and lay their eggs. Those eggs will incubate for about 72 days. After they hatch, the tiny baby turtles will dig themselves out of the ground to find their way back to the water.