|View of Discovery Parkway looking north toward Swan Blvd.|
Some of my readers will remember that the construction of Discovery Parkway began with a bang last January when the land was cleared of its tree cover. (See previous post.) As promised at the time, new trees have been planted (see below). Unfortunately, more trees have recently been cut to make way for the new cloverleaf ramp that will be part of the redesigned Watertown Plank Road interchange at Highway 45.
|Location of the new ramp|
|500 plugs of milkweed were planted by Friends of the Trail|
|South entrance to Discovery Parkway from Watertown Plank|
|View of Parks Administration Building from new entrance|
|North end of Discovery Parkway|
|View west across Discovery Parkway towards Eschweiler Bldgs|
|View east across County Grounds Park towards Milwaukee|
|Friends of the Monarch Trail trail marker flag|
|Lu Ann and Jan planting milkweed|
|Fred and Dan doing likewise|
Barb Agnew, director of the Friends of the Monarch Trail, leads a tour of the trail and, here, one of the new biofiltration basins that will treat storm runoff.
On my way to Innovation Park, I almost stepped on this garter snake. It quickly slid off the gravel road surrounding the detention basin where I was walking. I consider it a good omen that it escaped harm.