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Carved Owls at Hawthorne Glen Nature Center

Hawthorne Glen

I advise you to go to Hawthorne Glen in the summer. In the fall or spring or god forbid, the winter, the park feels too insubstantial. Without the full cover of leaves, when you take the quarter mile walking path up to the ridge and look through the bare trees, …

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County Grounds Agriculture Building

Milwaukee County Grounds

Go to the County Grounds if you are feeling post-apocalyptic. Go if you want to see Nature dismantling pieces of human civilization, slowly, relentlessly, beautifully. The first time I went, it was gaspingly hot and dusty and I was alone on the Grounds. I had biked around for an hour …

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