Senior Ecologist Don Quintenz and Adult Programs Coordinator, Michelle Allison will lead a hike through contiguous Grant and Warnimont Parks, known for their spectacular high-quality habitats and location on the shore of Lake Michigan. Migrating birds often utilize this strip of parkway to land along the lake, “piling up” here because of prevailing Wisconsin winds.
The historic Seven Bridges Trail and its bridges was constructed by a WPA crew in the Great Depression. The meandering trails wind through a wooded ravine and bridges cross a babbling brook that spills out into Lake Michigan at a natural beach. A state endangered wildflower, blue-stemmed goldenrod, grows in abundance along many of the trails in the park.
The field trip begins and ends at Grant/Warnimont Park. Restrooms are not available at this time. In order to maintain social distancing, you will need to provide your own transportation to and from the park. Further details and directions will be emailed to registered participants prior to the trip.
To get a sense of what our local field trips are like, see this post about our recent tour of Lake Park on A Wealth of Nature.
This program will take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45