From lagoons and marshes to forests and prairies, the natural areas under Milwaukee County Parks stewardship are vital to the environmental health of the region. The parks’ Natural Areas staff manages more than 10,000 acres of land, including nine beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan. We’ll hear from Brian Russart, natural areas coordinator for the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation & Culture, about how his team has become one of the state leaders in bird conservation. Learn all about on-going habitat restoration projects and bird research within the parks’ natural areas. With 140 eBird “Hotspots” and 246 bird species confirmed by staff over the last six years, the Park System has become one of the state’s premier birding destinations.
At 6:00pm, from May through September, hikes are led by Mary Holleback, the Riveredge adult programs manager, across a variety of habitats. The Bird Club meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Bird Club is free to all.