Photo essay: An autumn explosion!
September 27, 2021 | Topics: Places
By Eddee Daniel
While most of the leaves on most of the trees are still green, the changing season is quite evident in the ground cover, especially fall wildflowers. Here, from the first and second days of autumn are some exuberant, if not literally explosive, images from the two places I visited on those days: Turtle Park in the Milwaukee River Greenway and Mequon Nature Preserve.
If you’ve never been, these are two very different parks. The Mequon Nature Preserve sprawls across 400 acres of southwestern Ozaukee County. Their mission, among other things, is to restore this former farmland to its pre-settlement ecology of woodlands, wetlands, and meadows full of native plants. Turtle Park, by contrast, is under five acres and nestled at the southern tip of the Milwaukee River Greenway—smack up against looming condo developments and downtown Milwaukee. But, managed by the River Revitalization Foundation, which owns it, the diminutive park packs a beautiful wallop!
Mequon Nature Preserve
Eddee Daniel is a board member of Preserve Our Parks and currently serving as Artist in Residence for River Revitalization Foundation (RRF), which is located in Turtle Park. RRF and Mequon Nature Preserve are project partners of A Wealth of Nature.