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]. Thank you!

Operating as usual

We love this photo by Danielle featuring Humboldt Park. As you can see, Autumn is fast approaching.
09/22/2020

We love this photo by Danielle featuring Humboldt Park. As you can see, Autumn is fast approaching.

20200918 -Reflections in the Water
Humboldt Park, Bay View, Milwaukee, WI, USA

I was walking around the pond and as I reached the larger of the two openings on the Southside, I saw this view and had to stop to take a photo.

Camera: iPhone 7 using Pro Camera 13.4.3
Camera Settings: F/1.8, 1/451, ISO 20 [Auto], 4 mm

#Landscape #Reflection #Reflections #ReflectionsInWater Expedition4Life
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Please enjoy this photo essay from Eddee Daniel:https://awealthofnature.org/revisiting-hartung-park-floating-islands-and...
09/11/2020
Revisiting Hartung Park: Floating islands and so much more! | A Wealth of Nature

Please enjoy this photo essay from Eddee Daniel:
https://awealthofnature.org/revisiting-hartung-park-floating-islands-and-so-much-more/

If you saw my pictures of Hartung Park’s floating islands when they were installed in September 2018, you may have wondered, as I did, what they would look like when the plantings on them had time to mature. Well, since it’s been two years it seemed like a good time to revisit and check them out...

The Milwaukee County Parks Foundation is hosting input sessions for the future and concerns of the County Parks. See att...
09/09/2020

The Milwaukee County Parks Foundation is hosting input sessions for the future and concerns of the County Parks. See attached.

Steve Bell has shared several more photos. Please enjoy. Thanks, Steve.
09/04/2020

Steve Bell has shared several more photos. Please enjoy. Thanks, Steve.

This wasp nest is hanging in a tree at Picnic Area 4. We found it to be quite interesting, but please use caution.
09/03/2020

This wasp nest is hanging in a tree at Picnic Area 4. We found it to be quite interesting, but please use caution.

Danielle (Dana) Kornitz provided some great photos from the Horicon Marsh to share. Enjoy the whooping cranes and their ...
08/25/2020

Danielle (Dana) Kornitz provided some great photos from the Horicon Marsh to share. Enjoy the whooping cranes and their friend. Danielle gave us the following information about these great photos: I have seen Whooping cranes one other time and was at nearly a 1/4 of a mile. On Thursday they were much closer and while I did not realize it at the time, I took nearly 700 photos.
Here are a few samples. The photos have been cropped, but have not been processed, so I am sure some editing needs to be done.
The Adults are white with red and black on their heads. They also have black tips on the wings. The juvenile pictured is tan/brown with white patches and white wings.

not the best picture from this morning, but this big spider is so cool
08/19/2020

not the best picture from this morning, but this big spider is so cool

Friends of Brown Deer Park's cover photo
08/16/2020

Friends of Brown Deer Park's cover photo

A beautiful day for weeding and edging the Green Bay Rd. entrance beds -- thanks to our Friends who came today --  and f...
08/15/2020

A beautiful day for weeding and edging
the Green Bay Rd. entrance beds -- thanks to our Friends who came today -- and for the Bike Drive. Also thank you Frank for cleaning up all along the lagoons today.

Please enjoy another featured artist by Eddee Daniel: https://awealthofnature.org/krista-allenstein-artist-in-residence-...
08/14/2020
Krista Allenstein: Artist in Residence at Sidney Woodland Preserve | A Wealth of Nature

Please enjoy another featured artist by Eddee Daniel:
https://awealthofnature.org/krista-allenstein-artist-in-residence-at-sidney-woodland-preserve/

The Natural Realm presents Krista Allenstein, who is one of 12 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 and...

Steve Bell has provided more great photos. Many are taken in Brown Deer park, but also around the County. Enjoy. Thanks,...
08/13/2020

Steve Bell has provided more great photos. Many are taken in Brown Deer park, but also around the County. Enjoy. Thanks, Steve for sharing.

Look at me!
08/13/2020

Look at me!

20200804 – Double-Crested Cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae auratus)
Estabrook Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

A brief stop at Estabrook park today and I found a familiar friend from last year, a cormorant that loves to sit on the branch at the south end of the pond. While I was excited to see the bird there, it is also an indication that summer is coming to an end as the birds slowly start to migrate south for the winter.

Dana (#Expedtion4Life)

Camera: Sony A7R4 with Sony G 200-600 and Sony 1.4 Teleconverter
Camera Settings: 1/500 Sec, f/10, ISO 3200 (Manual Mode) @ 400 MM

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Dana, thank you for identifying the birds for us. This is great.
08/13/2020

Dana, thank you for identifying the birds for us. This is great.

20200811 - Yellow-billed cuckoo (Coccyzus americanus)
Greenfield Park, West Allis – Milwaukee, WI, USA

I spent too much time talking with other photographers today to take pictures of the cormorants or the great blue heron, but I did manage to find the time to take a photo of this Yellow-Billed cuckoo.
Dana (#Expedtion4Life)

Camera: Sony A7R4 with Sony 200-600G with Sony 1.4 Extender
Camera Settings: 1/2500 Sec, f/13, ISO 3200 (Auto Mode) @ 840 MM

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A great Milwaukee landmark. Thanks, Dana.
08/10/2020

A great Milwaukee landmark. Thanks, Dana.

20200809 – North Point Lighthouse
Lake Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

I was out looking for butterflies, moths, bees, and looking at the flowers. There were several bees on Prairie Blazing Star so I sat down to try to get a good photo, as I did, I saw the lighthouse and felt that it would make a good photo. I did not have a wide-angle lens for my camera, so I pulled out my iPhone 7 to see what how the photo might turn out.

There are two versions of the photo, the original taken with the phone and a more artistic version.

Dana (#Expedtion4Life)

Camera: iPhone 7 using ProCamera Application
Camera Settings: 1/24000 sec, f1.8, ISO 25 (35 mm)

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Nice image, Dana.
08/04/2020

Nice image, Dana.

20200729 – Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

I went to the Urban Ecology Center to look for butterflies, bees, and insects. While I was there this Indigo bunting made an appearance demanding that its photo should be taken as well.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: Sony A7RIV with Sony G 200-600 and Sony 1.4 Teleconverter
Camera Settings: F/9, 1/2500, ISO 1000 [Auto], 840 mm

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Please enjoy these great photos from Steve Bell.
07/31/2020

Please enjoy these great photos from Steve Bell.

Here is the latest feature artist from Eddee Daniel:https://awealthofnature.org/mary-mendla-artist-in-residence-at-fairy...
07/30/2020
Mary Mendla: Artist in Residence at Fairy Chasm State Natural Area | A Wealth of Nature

Here is the latest feature artist from Eddee Daniel:
https://awealthofnature.org/mary-mendla-artist-in-residence-at-fairy-chasm-state-natural-area/

The Natural Realm presents Mary Mendla, who is one of 12 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 and the W...

Glad to have a nice talk with the MPD officers who were in the park today for important K9 training; great day for it!
07/30/2020

Glad to have a nice talk with the MPD officers who were in the park today for important K9 training; great day for it!

Expedition4Life
07/29/2020

Expedition4Life

20200729 – Indigo Bunting (Passerina cyanea)
Urban Ecology Center – Riverside Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

I went to the Urban Ecology Center to look for butterflies, bees, and insects. While I was there this Indigo bunting made an appearance demanding that its photo should be taken as well.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: Sony A7RIV with Sony G 200-600 and Sony 1.4 Teleconverter
Camera Settings: F/9, 1/2500, ISO 1000 [Auto], 840 mm

#IndigoBunting #PasserinaCyanea #bird Expedition4Life
#photography #RiversidePark #RiversideParkWI #UrbanEcologyCenterRiversidePark #ExploreWIParks #MilwaukeeCountyParks Urban Ecology Center #MilwaukeeCountyParks #MilwaukeeWI #MilwaukeeWIPhotography #Art #ArtPhotography #BirdsOfInstagram #Expedition4Life #Wildlife #Nature #wildlife_photography #wildlifephotography #wildliveplanet #discoverwildlife #natgeoyourshot #natgeophotography #WisconsinPhotography #SonyA7R4 #Sony200600mm #ShareWithArts

Well, someone likes the koi.
07/28/2020

Well, someone likes the koi.

20200727 – Great Blue Heron – Successful Fishing Expedition
Brown Deer Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

Photo 1: “I got him this time!”
Photo 2: “He is not getting away from me.”
Photo 3: “Down the hatch”

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: Sony A7RIV with Sony G 200-600 and Sony 1.4 Teleconverter
Camera Settings:
Photo 1: F/9, 1/2000, ISO 1000 [Auto], 734 mm
Photo 2: F/9, 1/2000, ISO 2000 [Auto], 734 mm
Photo 3: F/9, 1/2000, ISO 1600 [Auto], 734 mm

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Very nice mural.
07/26/2020

Very nice mural.

2020725 – Train Mural
Oklahoma Avenue (West of I43 and East of 6th Street), Milwaukee, WI

As I was driving between parks, I ran across the mural of trains and stopped to take a picture.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: Sony A7R4 with Canon 50 mm lens and Sigma MC-11
Camera Setting: 1/2000 (could have been lower), f/9, ISO 320 [AUTO]

#StreetArt #Advertising #Art #ArtWork #ArtPhotography #MilwaukeeWI #urbanart #streetphotography #Mural #streetartphotography #muralart Expedition4Life #ExploreMilwaukee #Milwaukee #Wisconsin #MilwaukeeWI

Steve Bell has sent some amazing photos that he graciously has shared. Good to see him again. The mosquitos love him. En...
07/23/2020

Steve Bell has sent some amazing photos that he graciously has shared. Good to see him again. The mosquitos love him. Enjoy the photos.

The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc.
07/21/2020

The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc.

We are so fortunate to have one of the best park systems in the country! You can help us make sure this continues for future generations by becoming a Park People member! Your membership allows us to support our volunteer Friends groups, and our Weed-Out and Oak Leaf Discovery Tour programs. Become a member today for as little as $40: https://bit.ly/2VywV27.

Another great photo from Dana.
07/21/2020

Another great photo from Dana.

20200720 – Two bumblebees on a pink coneflower (Echinacea)
Froedtert (Center for advanced Care), Milwaukee, WI, USA

I had some time between appointments, so I headed outside for a walk. On my way back, near the entrance to the building that had day lilies in colors I had not seen before, so I stopped. While there I saw a couple of bumblebees flying around. I saw one land, so I moved closer to see if I could get a photo of it on a pink coneflower. Just before I took the photo, the second one landed and this is the resulting photo.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: iPhone 7 using Pro Camera 13.4.3
I used the defaults except, I reduced the exposure by 1 full stop.

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Thanks, Dana.
07/17/2020

Thanks, Dana.

20200714 – Ruby-throated hummingbird (Archilochus colubris)
Brown Deer Park, Milwaukee, WI, USA

A stop to look at the flowers between appointments and this ruby-throated hummingbird made a few visits.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

Camera: Sony A7RIV with Sony G 200-600 and Sony 1.4 Teleconverter
(Light Background) Camera Settings: F/9, 1/6500, ISO 2000 [Auto], 515 mm
(Others) Camera Settings: F/9, 1/6500, ISO 2000 [Auto], 606 mm

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Please enjoy the profile of the featured artist on Eddee Daniel's site:https://awealthofnature.org/kelly-alexander-artis...
07/17/2020
Kelly Alexander: Artist in Residence at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve | A Wealth of Nature

Please enjoy the profile of the featured artist on Eddee Daniel's site:

https://awealthofnature.org/kelly-alexander-artist-in-residence-at-forest-beach-migratory-preserve/

The Natural Realm presents Kelly Alexander, who is one of 12 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 and t...

Took these photos at the boathouse this morning.
07/14/2020

Took these photos at the boathouse this morning.

Lots to explore.
07/12/2020

Lots to explore.

20200711 – Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax)
Veteran’s Park - Lagoon, Milwaukee, WI, USA

I was up early and instead of watching TV I headed down to the lakefront. I was expecting to find Green Heron, but I was pleasantly surprised to find five (5), a family is my guess, of Black-Crowned Night Heron (3) Juvenile.

Dana (#Expedition4Life)

(This are quick edits and not processed as I normally would)

Camera: Sony A7R4 with Sony 200-600mm with 1.4x
Camera Setting: 1/1600, f/10, ISO 2000 (auto), 840 mm
(With Fish) Camera Setting: 1/1600, f/10, ISO 1250 (auto), 840 mm

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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
I've enjoyed birding in Brown Deer Park in the area surrounding the lagoon for more than two years and would be happy to share some of my shots with this group.
I've enjoyed taking pictures of birds at Brown Deer for a little more than two years and would be happy to share my photos. Pick a bird and I'll see if I can find a picture in my files.
I was at the park today and the lagoon looks like swamp water. I have never seen it this bad since I was a kid back in the 60's