Dear Friend,
This is just a quick invitation to get out and enjoy the gorgeous September weather and sights with us... Read on.

Nearby Nature - Flora Discovery Walk

Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m.
Meet at Hopkins Hollow trailhead - 4410 N. Hopkins St.

Photo of Hopkins HollowSeptember is our own Prairie Appreciation Month.  Come walk the trail in Hopkins Hollow along the Lincoln Creek Greenway, where we will discover the flora that live within the biomes located in this pocket of paradise!

About the Presenter:
Photo of Mars Patterson in gold sweater, inspecting local plantsMars Patterson, Nearby Nature's Youth & Arts Educator and Land Steward is a certified Master Naturalist who spent the past two summers in land restoration training programs.  She has has studied this area extensively with an eye to restoration and with her passion for ethnobotany.  As she walks, she invites her companions to learn about the health benefits of plants we see around us.  She draws on her personal study and respect for centuries of indigenous knowledge of natural healing.  We'll visit a prairie restoration site in progress amid a sea of golden wildflowers with splashes of purple, pink and white.
Please register at this link.
Meet us at the Hopkins Hollow trailhead located at 4410 N. Hopkins St. at 10 a.m.
(Please note: no toilet access) 

Prairie Restoration Volunteer Workday!

Friday, Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hopkins Hollow prairie restoration site, 4550 N. 35th St.

Photo of prairie hikers in Hopkins HollowMaster Naturalist Mars Patterson calls on you to choose your adventure: shovel, saw, pruners or digging by hand trowel.  This past summer, Nearby Nature hired three  interns to begin a prairie restoration project in Hopkins Hollow. They made great strides, but there is much to do to prepare the site for winter and get it ready for spring planting.

We're calling on all our friends to come out and spend a nice autumn day with us, learn about prairie restoration and get lots of work done.  We hope to see you there! Let us know you're coming. Sign up at this link and Nearby Nature will send you a reminder. Note, this location is different from our frequent meeting spot at the trail head.  Here is a Google Map link to 4450 N 35th St.



In Gratitude

We are very grateful for the foundation support we get from Fund for Lake Michigan, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, and the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation. We are especially grateful for the support we receive from individuals like you.

All contributions to Nearby Nature are tax-deductible through our non-profit fiscal sponsor the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium. Visit our website Donation page to learn how you can support this work.
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