Thursday, April 30, 2009

Go See For Yourself

Upon my request, one of my Monarch butterfly-loving friends, got me a copy of some upcoming events at the county grounds - you know, the area that Scott Walker, UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago and certain County Board members want to pave over so that at they can build a hotel and restaurant, but call it a engineering school. So here goes:


Look for Spring Birds in Migration / Talk to Tadpoles / Travel the Butterfly Trail
All Ages Welcome Experience the fun of discovery with children. Explore hidden treasures within our city. Bring your kids and/or grandkids to Milwaukee County Grounds for short-but-sweet nature walks. Get to know other families who value the preservation of our local fields, woods and ponds; and those who share the desire to pass them on to our children.

May 2nd: Follow the monarch butterfly trail on the Milw. Co. Grounds. See where they roost en route from Mexico. Learn why it's important to preserve a supportive habitat and how you can promote butterflies in your own backyard. Meet at the Co. Parks building, 9480 Watertown Plank Rd.

May 9th: Spot out the tad poles at the County Grounds' ponds. Learn about the metamorphosis of the bull frog and listen for them to croak. Feed some nearby dried berries to the fish.

Heads up: Wear your galoshes! Meet across the street from Wis. Lutheran College at 89th and Wisconsin Ave.

May 16th: Watch in wonder as the cedar waxwings fuel up on fruited shrubs. Look for other birds as they migrate from Central or South America to as far north as Canada. Meet at Wil-O-Way Underwood Recreation Ctr, 10602 Underwood Pkwy, S/W of Hansen golf course. For map click here.

Meet: at 10am on the dates and at the different locations listed above.

Walks are short: (a block to a half mile), and the event will last about an hour.

Dress: comfortably with sturdy shoes or boots and weather-conscious apparel.

Cost: Like the best things in life, these family nature walks are free.

Volunteers: needed to assist with welcoming, guided walks, hand-outs/stamps/snacks.

Pre-register: contact Dianne Dagelen:; 414-771-1505.

Support your local environment.
Go see for yourself what all the hubbub is about, and then go call your County Board Supervisor and tell them to stop this idiocy.

1 comment:

  1. Things like this makes me miss Tosa. Oh well, back to the dollar beers at the casino and enjoying the 80 degree weather.(and I was serious about the first part)