Menomonee River Environmental Corridor

© Photographed July 4, 2015
Menomonee Falls, Waukesha County, Wisconsin
43.178453,-88.113969 (marker location)
43.178574,-88.114302 (parking lot)

Lime Kiln Park is a habitat for a variety of plant communities and wildlife species that have adapted to man's activities. Commonly seen mammals include rabbits, chipmunks, raccoons and woodchucks. Many species of spring and fall migratory birds follow the Menomonee River because it provides them with food, water and cover during migration. The Menomonee River is also a warm water fishery for northern pike, smallmouth bass, bluegill and rough fish species.

Like Kiln Park includes approximately 35 acres of contiguous woods. Although this area was substantially disturbed by early industrial activities, examples of indigenous vegetation patters are still visible. Oak, maple and black cherry species are remnants of a southern mesic forest which can be found near Main Street. Black willow cottonwood, silver maple and red osier dogwood species are remnants of a southern lowland forest which can be found south of the Lime Kilns.
The marker is located on the west bank of the Menomonee River, adjacent to the Lime Kiln Park parking lot accessible from northbound Mills Street between Appleton Avenue / Wisconsin Highway 175 (to the south) and Main Street / Wisconsin Highway 74 (to the north), Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin 53051.

Lime Kiln Park is included in the Menomonee Falls Historic Walking Tour

These markers are also located at Lime Kiln Park:

The marker is at the head of the Lime Kiln Park walking path.

The marker, with the parking lot in the background.
The marker is located in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

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