Monday, May 12, 2014

A spring morning at the Urban Ecology Center

Randy Powers is the proprietor of Prairie Future Seed Company, which specializes in the propagation, proliferation, and care for native species. Saturday morning he was out in front of the Urban Ecology Center selling flowers.

Potted Queen of the Prairie seedlings

Jeff Veglahn, the Urban Ecology Center's Land Steward, helps out with the sale.

Wild Iris

A group of girls representing three scout troops from Whitefish Bay and Mukwonago went on a birding expedition along the Menomonee River, led by UEC staff.

Observation Deck

Pausing on the eroded riverbank to view a family of Canada geese swimming to the opposite shore.

Adaptable species, the Canada goose.
View from the Hank Aaron State Trail

Oaks are late bloomers. Sandbar willows form a bright green backdrop for this oak, yet to bud out. If you turn 180 degrees from this point overlooking the river and look across Canal Street you see this:

Life in the urban wilderness.

This post is one in a series that relates to my Menomonee Valley Artist in Residency. For more information about the residency and links to previous posts and photographs, go to MV AiR.

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