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Spring Fever

 Congratulations. You’ve survived another Wisconsin winter! It’s nice to be outside again – but where to go when you’ve got spring fever? You’ve got some great choices here in Milwaukee County for enjoying the great outdoors.  Here are some suggestions for the next time it’s just too nice out to stay inside. 

Wehr Nature Center in Franklin
You and your whole family can explore the natural environment of the Wehr Nature Center. The Center offers self-guided tours, as well as programs led by staff naturalists. Walk through forest, wetland, prairie and savannah habitats, or check out the Visitor Center and Nature Store.
 
Wehr Nature Center
9701 W. College Ave., Franklin, WI 53132
(414) 425-8550  
http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/WehrNatureCenter10115.htm 

Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners
Walk through gardens of annuals, perennials, roses and herbs.  There's a rock garden and even a bog garden! On their main web page, the Botanical Gardens features a link to “What’s Blooming” so you can see what will be in bloom when you start your tour of the gardens.
 
Boerner Botanical Gardens

9400 Boerner Drive
Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 525-5600 
http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/BoernerBotanicalGard10113.htm 

For more information about Milwaukee County parks, check out their website: http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/ParksandPublicInfras7720.htm. 

And, don’t forget the Milwaukee County Zoo! The animals will be out enjoying the spring sunshine.  Come out and see what’s new. On May 10th, Moms get in for free! 
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
10001 West Blue Mound Road, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226
Information: (414) 256-5412 | Main Office: (414) 771-3040
http://www.milwaukeezoo.org/   

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