|Amur maple, Eschweiler quadrangle|
The planned construction has of necessity led to more tree cutting near the Eschweiler complex. One beautiful maple in particular was documented throughout the year by Fred Retzlaff and the Friends of the Monarch Trail. The following sequence, from March through Sept. is Fred's:
This next shot is the one I took from the same location shortly after the groundbreaking in November.
More images from Innovation Park:
|Oct., before tree clearing|
|The new Monarch Trail|
|The trail winds around the ABB company building|
|The maintenance building demolition in progress|
On another part of the grounds, trees were cleared on the DNR's portion where the Forestry Exploration Center is planned to be built eventually.
Wil-O-Way Woods so far remains intact.
It is always nice to discover signs of wildlife out on the grounds, as here in the west detention basin.
Season's Greetings from the Urban Wilderness out here in Wauwatosa!