Friends of Brown Deer Park

Friends of Brown Deer Park In cooperation with Park People of Milwaukee County, the Friends of Brown Deer Park group is an important catalyst to enhance and protect Brown Deer Park.

The Friends of Brown Deer Park was launched in the Fall of 2016 to provide support and advocacy for beautiful Brown Deer Park. Brown Deer Park is the largest Milwaukee County Park that did not yet have an active Friends Group. Working in cooperation with the Park People of Milwaukee County, the Friends group is an important catalyst to enhance and protect Brown Deer Park. Brown Deer Park, and all our parks, need community support now more than ever. Our parks are showing the signs of over twenty years of budget cuts. Staffing and facility maintenance are at an all time low. Getting involved with the Brown Deer Park Friends group will not only be of benefit to your park, it will benefit you as a person and your community as well. Friends’ Groups in other parks have proved to be invaluable resources, and people are free to provide support in a variety of ways and with full flexibility to meet their own time requirements. If you would like to donate to the Friends of Brown Deer Park, you can send your tax-deductible donation to support the important work of the Friends of Brown Deer Park. Your support of any amount will be very appreciated! Please send your check, made out to The Park People, 1845 N. Farwell, Suite 100,
Milwaukee, WI 53202. On your check memo line please write "Friends of Brown Deer Park" . Feel free to call the Park People at 414-273-PARK or the Friends of Brown Deer Park at 414-357-7488 for more information. Thank you! For more information or to get involved, please call Jim Farmer and Rob Guilbert at 414/357-7488 or email them at [email protected].

Operating as usual

Thought we would share this opportunity to get out and celebrate this summer:https://sites.google.com/riverrevitalizatio...
05/13/2021
GREENWAY 15

Thought we would share this opportunity to get out and celebrate this summer:
https://sites.google.com/riverrevitalizationfoundation.org/greenway15/home

Join us in commemorating and celebrating 15 years of the Milwaukee River Greenway Coalition! The Greenway 15 will include 15 weeks of events to highlight our Coalition members & partners and promote the Milwaukee River Greenway from July 5th 2021 - October 17th 2021 Enjoy community events and

This pair of geese has 6 little ones to feed and protect. We don't believe the male pheasant has found a mate yet as he ...
05/07/2021

This pair of geese has 6 little ones to feed and protect. We don't believe the male pheasant has found a mate yet as he keeps calling for one.

This pair of geese has 6 little ones to feed and protect. We don't believe the male pheasant has found a mate yet as he keeps calling for one.

Steve Bell has provided some great new photos. They span several seasons around the County. Thanks, Steve.
05/05/2021

Steve Bell has provided some great new photos. They span several seasons around the County. Thanks, Steve.

The morning walkers in Brown Deer Park are like family. David Powell, aka The Mayor, is shown here with Dean, Joellyn, J...
05/05/2021

The morning walkers in Brown Deer Park are like family. David Powell, aka The Mayor, is shown here with Dean, Joellyn, Janet, Liz and Barb.

05/01/2021

Thanks to Friends member Laura Garcia Tagliani for sharing the fascinating information from the State Historical Society

Brian sent photos of a little Ruby-crowned Kinglet showing off today
05/01/2021

Brian sent photos of a little Ruby-crowned Kinglet showing off today

Thank you, Brian, for these cool photos -- sandpiper, grasshopper sparrow, palm warbler
05/01/2021

Thank you, Brian, for these cool photos -- sandpiper, grasshopper sparrow, palm warbler

Thank you, Brian Kozak for sharing this great photo of the Savannah Sparrow this morning!
04/27/2021

Thank you, Brian Kozak for sharing this great photo of the Savannah Sparrow this morning!

Thank you, Brian Kozak for sharing this great photo of the Savannah Sparrow this morning!

I had a wonderful walk this morning in the park. The spotted lilies are blooming across from Picnic area 4. The wild tul...
04/25/2021

I had a wonderful walk this morning in the park. The spotted lilies are blooming across from Picnic area 4. The wild tulips are blooming along the north wall at the Green Bay entrance. The trillium and blood root are blooming at the boathouse. And there are two baby geese that just hatched along the lagoon. Plus many flowers are blooming that the Friends Group planted throughout the park. Hope everyone gets out and enjoys it.

Thank you to our UWM volunteers today in removing more burdock behind the soccer field. Alexyss may have to deal with so...
04/23/2021

Thank you to our UWM volunteers today in removing more burdock behind the soccer field. Alexyss may have to deal with some burrs in her hair which we regret. But, the area is much improved. We removed burdock, dames rocket and huge thistles. We included a photo of what happened to the vegetation after we left a pile of cut burdock in a pile from last year. It killed it. Just another reason to remove burdock.

Thank you, Brian Kozak, for sending these pictures of Park residents Bambi and Thumper
04/21/2021

Thank you, Brian Kozak, for sending these pictures of Park residents Bambi and Thumper

We encourage you to read this post from Eddee Daniel:https://awealthofnature.org/where-to-do-the-dnr-challenge-do-it-nea...
04/21/2021
Where to do the DNR Challenge: Do It Nearby! | A Wealth of Nature

We encourage you to read this post from Eddee Daniel:
https://awealthofnature.org/where-to-do-the-dnr-challenge-do-it-nearby/

The Wisconsin DNR has issued a challenge that encourages visitors to explore parks. If you're like me, you probably don't need to be encouraged, of course. However, if you consider it a scavenger hunt with activities instead of objects, it can turn into a game, and I like scavenger hunts. And althou...

04/21/2021

Found $21 -- and 10 cents -- today while picking up trash. The treasure hunt continues!

Brian Kozak loves to take photos in the park. We appreciate his sharing.
04/21/2021

Brian Kozak loves to take photos in the park. We appreciate his sharing.

So sweet!
04/21/2021

So sweet!

20210415 –Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night Heron and a Gray Squirrel
Grant Park, South Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI, USA

I had seen a few pictures of the yellow-crowned night heron and when I found a report that gave me a good idea of where to look, I went out early yesterday morning to find it. As soon as I arrived and got setup there it was. My lucky day and I meet a few nice people too! In this photo the squirrel on the right-hand side of the photo wants something on the branch, but I am not sure what, as every time it approached the heron would snap at the squirrel and of course it retreated.

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Settings: 1/1600 sec, F/9, , ISO 320 [Auto], Manual Focus using 2x Teleconverter (1200mm)

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Thank you to all the volunteers who helped groom the perennial beds at the Green Bay entrance and remove burdock behind ...
04/17/2021

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped groom the perennial beds at the Green Bay entrance and remove burdock behind the soccer field today. The wild tulips have exploded along the north stone wall. It will be a sea of yellow in 2 weeks. I googled burdock and found it has many medicinal benefits. However, it is highly invasive (and lethal to birds and bats) and we plan to have another event in May to remove more of the new plants.

Brian Kozak captured these bluebirds in Brown Deer park.
04/16/2021

Brian Kozak captured these bluebirds in Brown Deer park.

Brian Kozak captured these bluebirds in Brown Deer park.

Please enjoy Eddee Daniel's latest feature artist:https://awealthofnature.org/jayce-kolinski-artist-in-residence-in-the-...
04/15/2021
Jayce Kolinski: Artist in Residence in the Milwaukee River Greenway | A Wealth of Nature

Please enjoy Eddee Daniel's latest feature artist:
https://awealthofnature.org/jayce-kolinski-artist-in-residence-in-the-milwaukee-river-greenway/

The Natural Realm presents Jayce Kolinski who is among 17 artists participating in a year-long residency program called ARTservancy, a collaboration between Gallery 224 in Port Washington and the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee Area Land Conservancy, Tall Pi...

Photos from Expedition4Life's post
04/13/2021

Photos from Expedition4Life's post

Brian Kozak takes lovely photos of Brown Deer Park which he is sharing. He loves birds. We hope you enjoy and look forwa...
04/13/2021

Brian Kozak takes lovely photos of Brown Deer Park which he is sharing. He loves birds. We hope you enjoy and look forward to our Birder's Walk scheduled for the end of May.

Another important post from Milwaukee County Parks:https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-...
04/12/2021
Why Birds Hit Windows—and How You Can Help Prevent It

Another important post from Milwaukee County Parks:
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/news/why-birds-hit-windows-and-how-you-can-help-prevent-it/?utm_campaign=Miloakee%20Minute&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

For birds, glass windows are worse than invisible. By reflecting foliage or sky, they look like inviting places to fly into. And because the sheer number of windows is so great, their toll on birds is huge. Up to about 1 billion birds die from window strikes in the U.S. each year, according to a 201

See post from Milwaukee County Parks:https://www.loveyourparksmke.com/love-your-parks-news/become-a-bumble-bee-monitor?u...
04/12/2021
Love Your Parks

See post from Milwaukee County Parks:
https://www.loveyourparksmke.com/love-your-parks-news/become-a-bumble-bee-monitor?utm_campaign=Miloakee%20Minute&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Revue%20newsletter

Did you know that there are endangered species right here in Milwaukee County? Species extinction is increasing at an alarming rate around the globe, and here in Milwaukee, the decisions we make in our parks and gardens over the next decade will impact the federally endangered Rusty Patched Bumblebe...

We love all the water fowl that grace the park.
04/12/2021

We love all the water fowl that grace the park.

Thank you to all the volunteers, and UWM students who came out in the wet soil to groom the perennial beds by the boatho...
04/10/2021

Thank you to all the volunteers, and UWM students who came out in the wet soil to groom the perennial beds by the boathouse and remove dame's rocket, burdock and garlic mustard. Also, Dale and Frank helped pick up trash and we found $20.

Eddee Daniel has a photo essay and discussion about Bradford Beach that you may find of interest. He is pushing Spring b...
03/31/2021
Bradford Beach proposal stirs controversy over public access | A Wealth of Nature

Eddee Daniel has a photo essay and discussion about Bradford Beach that you may find of interest. He is pushing Spring by venturing out in is kayak already.
https://awealthofnature.org/bradford-beach-proposal-stirs-controversy-over-public-access/

A two-part post about a proposal that would create a destination restaurant on the upper deck of the Bradford Beach pavilion, which would result in reduced public access to a facility on the Public Trust land of Milwaukee's lakefront. Part one is by WUWM environmental reporter Susan Bence. Part two....

03/30/2021

We are pleased to let you know you can get a free copy of this book (while they last) at Mequon Nature Preserve; it's an excellent resource for all gardeners!
MENDING THE EARTH IN MILWAUKEE
https://wchf.org/mending-the-earth/

We want to thank Steve Gallam, park unit cordinator, his staff and all of the Milwaukee County Parks for replacing and r...
03/29/2021

We want to thank Steve Gallam, park unit cordinator, his staff and all of the Milwaukee County Parks for replacing and repairing the bridges throughout the nature trails. Only 1 bridge remains to be repaired. Also, the very large oak tree has finally been removed opening up access to the small lansonstone waterfall. There are still some downed trees to be removed as well. But, the work is progressing.

We want to thank Steve Gallam, park unit cordinator, his staff and all of the Milwaukee County Parks for replacing and repairing the bridges throughout the nature trails. Only 1 bridge remains to be repaired. Also, the very large oak tree has finally been removed opening up access to the small lansonstone waterfall. There are still some downed trees to be removed as well. But, the work is progressing.

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Fall of 2019
Hey Friends of Brown Deer - can you please share our 2020 Parks and Trails Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/loveyourparks2020. Open now until January 10th. We need to hear from you!
Hello Friends of Brown Deer Park! There's a big project coming to your park next summer. Join Milwaukee County Parks next Tuesday, October 13th at 5PM for a digital meeting to learn more about roadway improvements, a potential new shared-use path, and other improvements. We need to hear from you about this important investment in Brown Deer Park! https://www.cognitoforms.com/MilwaukeeCountyParks1/MilwaukeeCountyParksPublicInformationMeetingBrownDeerRoadwayImprovements If you are unable to join, we will also be posting the presentation online in the coming weeks, and you can review our project page (posted in comments).
I was thinking back to the 1st Milwaukee River clean up that remember back in April 1971 (yes I am that old! lol). The one thing I remember from it was how many people got stuck in the mud that day. I have a copy of an article from the Milwaukee Journal the day after showing group of four photos of a girl stuck up to her waist in the mud at Kern park along with photos of her rescue and clean up, She was one of at least three girls that sank to their waists and had to be pulled free, I also read an article in the Milwaukee Sentinel about a guy the got stuck up to his shoulders, yikes, He was pulled out by National Guard troops hauling away trash from the clean up. Who would have thought the Milwaukee River has such a soft bottom, I guess the folks that got stuck in the mud wanted to be one with the earth!
How about this for a cover page?
Here are some pictures from this past weekend.
Couple of shots from last month, I believe. Was able to sneak around this great blue heron and wait as he walked through the reeds. After many attempts, a Kingfisher in flight.
Thought you would all enjoy this 'Before & After' photo link:
Impressive wingspread of Great Blue Heron