Sunday, October 4, 2015

Take a Nature Field Trip with an Expert

I went on a field trip with Brian Russert, Milwaukee County Parks Natural Areas Coordinator, a few years ago and learned more than I ever imagined.  He's a walking, talking expert on all things that grow in these parks.  We saw salamanders, wildflowers, poison ivy, birds, and just had a great walk with fellow nature lovers. His crew has been doing nature hikes to various parks this year and there's still time to get on one now that the fall foliage is going to peak.

This is a great time to get into a park with an expert

You can view the complete file about what the hikes are and how to pay.  The easiest way is to pick up the phone and reserve a space for one of the last three hikes left. No matter which one you select, it's certain to be worth your while.

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. - Exploring the Forked Aster Trail at Franklin Savannah in Franklin Park
Saturday, Oct. 17, 9-11 a.m.  Autumn Birding in Grobschmidt Park
Saturday, Oct. 31, 9-11 a.m. Invasive Species at Grant Park

Here's an excerpt about payment:

Programs are limited to the first 15-20 people registered. Hiking conditions vary by site, from easy walking to strenuous hiking. Participants should check conditions when registering.
Registration and payment must be received three days before the program date. The program fee is $15 per person over 12; $10 per person age 2-12 or 60 and better. Children under 2 are admitted free. Credit card payments may be made by phone at (414) 257-6521 or in person at Parks Administration, 9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa. The Public Services Office at Parks Administration will also accept payments of cash or check. 
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