Menu

Stories

  • Improvements on the Oak Leaf Trail
    Written by Kim Forbeck
    Friday, 11 May 2018
    Improvements on the Oak Leaf Trail

    The Oak Leaf Trail is my regular bike commute route from home to work and back. The morning commute is an especially quiet and beautiful experience from the morning a whitetail deer ran alongside me for 50 meters to watching the continuous show of wild geraniums in the spring through scarlet colored sumac in the fall. 

    A former Chicago-Northwest Railway line, I sometimes imagine what it would have been like to witness those locomotives flying past. In the 1930s, the “400” trains that rumbled along this route were the fastest long-distance passenger trains in the world! The 400 train was named for the route distance of 400 miles between St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL which it could cover in 400 minutes.

    Continue Reading
  • See For Yourself - Restoring Ecosystems
    Written by Urban Ecology Center
    Thursday, 17 May 2018
    See For Yourself - Restoring Ecosystems

    Your support allows the Urban Ecology Center’s Land Stewardship team to improve habitat on over 70 acres of urban land, vastly expanding opportunities for outdoor science and recreation.

    The UEC is restoring ecosystems which support more wildlife and create healthy outdoor classrooms where urban children, families, and residents can learn about their natural environment. Here’s how!

    Continue Reading
  • Join our Research (and Storytelling) Team!
    Written by Tim Vargo
    Thursday, 10 May 2018
    Join our Research (and Storytelling) Team!

    A good researcher performs many roles — observer, record keeper, historian and the like. But one of our favorites is storyteller. You may have heard about how the UEC heals the land through thousands of hours from land stewardship volunteers and staff pulling nonnative plants, planting natives and preventing erosion. Often the results of these efforts are easy to see.

    Continue Reading

Upcoming Events

Event Listings

Early Morning Birdwalks (Menomonee Valley)

Menomonee Valley

Tuesday, May 22nd

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

More Details...

ROOT - Riverside Park

Riverside Park

Tuesday, May 22nd

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

More Details...

Find event

Connect

Email Sign-Up

Which Emails would you like to receive?
 
 
 
 

Connect Now

facebook instagram 2018 2 twitter linkedin

Get Involved

Become a member today!

Copyright © 2018 The Urban Ecology Center. Website by Savvy Panda.