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  • Kids, fish, and life lessons at the Washington Park Fishing Club
    Written by Clare Eigenbrode
    Thursday, 17 August 2023
    Kids, fish, and life lessons at the Washington Park Fishing Club

    The first time LaShaun Taylor brought her son and granddaughter to a Fishing Club event at the Urban Ecology Center’s Washington Park branch, her son, who is six, was crestfallen when the outing ended before he was able to catch a fish. That was all forgotten after the family’s second visit when he succeeded in catching and releasing five fish in one afternoon.

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  • A Decade of Growth: the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum
    Written by Michelle Milford
    Monday, 25 September 2023
    A Decade of Growth: the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum

    Ten years ago, on September 28, 2013, the Milwaukee Rotary Centennial Arboretum opened. Totaling 40 acres of restored land, the arboretum winds along the Milwaukee River and Oak Leaf trail expanding into Riverside Park.

    With a generous lead gift from Milwaukee Rotarians, the dedication of partner organizations, and the support of our community, the last un-damned, but unfortunately degraded, stretch of the Milwaukee River was transformed into a thriving urban nature space loved by all Milwaukeans. 

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  • Milkweed and hula hoops with the UEC’s summer 2023 research intern
    Written by Clare Eigenbrode
    Monday, 28 August 2023
    Milkweed and hula hoops with the UEC’s summer 2023 research intern

    This summer, I’ve had the honor not only of joining the Urban Ecology Center’s Research and Community Science (RCS) Department as a Science Communication Intern, but also of working alongside my fellow RCS intern, Cameron Brown, while we show new volunteers how to identify an indigo bunting call or a monarch butterfly egg, or when I tag along to help him feed the UEC’s resident snakes and turtles.

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