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Lake Country Area 30x30 Nature Challenge

Lake Country Area 30x30 Nature Challenge Blog

The Wisconsin Green Building Alliance (WGBA) is challenging people across Wisconsin to spend 30 minutes a day in nature for 30 days (June 1st – 30th). Unplug from your cell phone, tablet, e-readers and all electronic devices and connect with the natural world around you for 30 minutes a day.

The 2015 challenge blog is sponsored by: City of Oconomowoc, Compass Point Consulting, Endurance House, Evolution Marketing, First Bank Financial Centre, Kettle Moraine Health Center, the Oconomowoc Area Chamber of Commerce Green Business Committee, Waukesha County Retzer Nature Center and a local WI Green Building Alliance Board Member. Join us in spending time in nature! - click here to sign up

Being in Nature, Poop & All

Pictured: Lavender (one of Lisa’s dogs) sitting next to the Evolution Marketing garden (photo taken in June 2013)

By Lisa Geason-Bauer:

The other day I got an “alert” on my iPhone, which warned me that a severe weather front was moving into our area.  In an effort to prevent a doggie accident in my home, I gathered my two dogs, put them on leashes and went for a short walk around my neighborhood.    While walking my dogs, a bird pooped on me.

It took me about a minute to figure out what happened (i.e. that a liquid fell from the sky that was not water!)  I looked up and was shocked to see the robins flying in circles very low to the ground, right above my head.  In the distance I saw large black clouds rolling in and I could smell rain in the air.  As my dogs finished doing their business: I watched as the storm moved towards me, marveling at the natural beauty and power of the thunderstorm.

The 30x30 Nature Challenge is about connecting with nature, are you up to the challenge?  More info at


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