Soles

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Suburban Soles returns for its 5th season, to explore and discover the secrets of our natural world. Join us for this free event, every other Sunday, from May through September as we discuss various environmental topics such as ecology, dendrology or archaeology. We will learn to identify native and non-native plants and what their role is in our ecosystems, obtain skills to identify tree species and how we can integrate them successfully into our home landscapes, and track moths, bats and dragonflies to do citizen science surveys, discovering their secrets and numbers.

Each week, we will focus on a new area of study and will be led by professional field guides associated with various green organizations from around Milwaukee county. These events are presented and supported by the Friends of Grant park and are completely free, with a suggested donation to keep the programs alive. 

Please see the event schedule for dates, times and locations of each event. Locations and time vary, but all are in Grant Park on Sundays. Events are held rain or shine. Please dress accordingly including proper footwear. We advise leaving your 4 legged friend at home. Events are for all ages. And most importantly, we Bee-leave you will have a tree-mendous time, hope to see you there!

May 8th – Friends with Feathers – Birds

May 22nd – Among the Wild Flowers – Spring Flowers

June 5th – Hanging with the Homies – Bats

June 19th – Outstanding Odonata – Dragonflies 

July 3rd – Bloom Where You are Planted – Native Plants

July 17th – Mothin’ in Da Moonlight – Moths

July 30th – Footprints on the Trail – Archaeology 

August 14 – Woodn’t you like to Know – Trees

August 28th – Let’s Work Together – Ecology

September 11th – The Fungus Among us – Mushrooms

September 25th – The Space Above Our Head – Astronomy