Treasures of Oz

Celebrating the Natural Gems of Ozaukee County


Treasures of Oz 2020 Eco Tour

Autumn Interlude

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Visit the treasure sites to experience the most beautiful-in-autumn places in Oz during the week of October 14th to 21st.



Bratt Woods Nature Preserve

Bratt Woods

Located on the Milwaukee River in the Town of Grafton and is easily accessible to area residents via the Interurban Trail.

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Kurtz Woods Nature Preserve

Kurtz Woods

Few remnants remain of the deep forests that characterized the pre-settlement era in southeastern Wisconsin. Kurtz Woods is one of them; it hosts more than 82 species of trees and spring ephemerals.

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Shady Lane Natural Area Trail

Shady Lane

The property is a natural area of regional significance because of the variety of plants - 75 species of trees, shrubs and wildflowers.

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Blue Heron Wildlife Sanctuary

Blue Heron

The trails move through different habitats including wooded areas and grasslands.

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Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve

Lion’s Den

The Lion’s Den Gorge Nature Preserve is an “ecological jewel” within the Ozaukee County park system.

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Enter your information and the keywords from each site, then enter your passport for a chance to win some very cool gift or dining certificates from area businesses.

Passports can be scanned and emailed to

Or sent to Treasures of Oz, 1097 Lake Shore Road, Grafton, WI 53024

Be sure to learn about Ozaukee Washington Land Trust’s work to acquire Cedar Gorge/Clay Bluffs for a new Ozaukee preserve for us all to enjoy. If you possibly can, please donate or pledge to donate what you can afford to help with this effort.  Together we can make this happen.

OWLT Cedar Gorge/Clay Bluffs

All of our partners will miss seeing you this year, but you can visit them at their websites. Take a little time and see what they are up to.

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