Western Great Lakes Bird & Bat Observatory

Headquarters at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve

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Our Great Volunteers

Meet Shelly Culea, Our Fabulous Volunteer

Shelly Culea

The Observatory salutes our wonderful volunteer Shelly Culea, who is affectionately known as "The Monarch Lady." Chat with Shelly for 10 minutes and you will be caught up in the wonder and magic of these beautiful and iconic butterflies. Raising Monarchs from egg to release is a passion for Shelly, and this summer she will lead several Observatory-hosted workshops: one focusing on Monarch habitat restoration, another on how to raise Monarchs from egg to release, and a third—the grande finale of our Monarch events—a tag-and-release party at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve in August.  Shelly, thank you so much for all you do!

Richard Albert

Richard Albert

Our great volunteer, Richard Albert, helps us with our American Kestrel Project. Richard has a Master of Science degree in microbiology. His hobbies include bird watching, bike riding and hiking.  He says that "I have had the good fortune of doing the Christmas Bird Count with Scott Diehl of the WI Humane Society for over 15 years". Thanks, Richard, for all of your help!