The County Grounds

Nature Tour Series

June 6th - Birds

With Carl Schwartz

8:30 AM


June 14th Pollinators

Time TBD


June 21st  History

With Dr. Michael McBride

10 AM

July 19th - Prairies

Time TBD


July 26th - Butterflies

With Barb Agnew

4 PM

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    “The population is probably only 50 percent of the long-term average,” Taylor said. “There’s no question the monarch population is going down. It’s the same old story we hear over and over — loss of habitat.”

                            – Chip Taylor



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      2015 Calendar of Events


    April 22

    Our Annual Fundraiser

    Wednesday, from 5:30 PM – 8 PM

    Bridgetown Gallery at

    7734 Harwood Avenue in Wauwatosa


    May 31

     Milkweed plant sale:

    Sunday, from noon -3 PM

    At our trail head discovery parkway and Eschweiler Dr.

    we sell many native species of nectar plants as well as milkweeds

    June 6th, 8:30 AM

    County Grounds Summer Series of Guided Tours begins:

    *Birding hike led by Carl Schwartz,

    steering committee chair for Bird City Wisconsin and editor of The Badger Birder,

    monthly newsletter of the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology;

    if you have binoculars, please bring them. 



    July 12

     Our Restoration Rampage


    Monarch Trail Restoration Planting Party! Noon to 3 PM

     Restoration will take place on the north berm


    Aug 23

     Migration Celebration:

    In addition to our food, music, butterfly release and guided tour,

    new activities include a “miles for monarchs” 5k run-walk

    Registration in advance or onsite.


    Every Sunday   

    4 PM-6 PM we ask you to join the Sunday Stewards work force to help keep up on projects, planning, watering, mulching, monitoring, ….

     Please, join us! Starting on June 14th.