Check out this cool video taken at the Necedah Wildlife Refuge.
The Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to see all sorts or wildlife; from cranes to butterflies … and really cute fox kits.
Learn more about whooping cranes and their long journey from the brink of extinction during a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources “Ask the Experts” chat at noon tomorrow, May 11th.
Spring migration is completing, the breeding season is underway and the Whooping Crane Eastern Partnership is busy hatching eggs and monitoring nests across Wisconsin. Efforts are proceeding to again have a group of chicks raised in captivity by adult whooping cranes. Conservation biologists also are optimistic they will get more wild-raised chicks to fledging age.
Contact Davin Lopez, DNR conservation biologist, 608-266-0837 for more information.
Southwest Badger Resource Conservation & Development Council is presenting a series of talks help landowners in Southwestern Wisconsin attract more bees, butterflies, humming birds and other pollinators to their property.
Pollinators and upland wildlife are vital to our economy, food sources and recreational opportunities and their decline is a serious problem. The lack of native prairie plants is contributing to a loss of both pollinators and upland bird species. The good news is it doesn’t matter if you own hundreds of acres or a small yard, you can help encourage pollinators like bees, butterflies and humming birds. This session will teach you about pollinator biology, the link between wildlife and healthy populations of pollinators, prairie establishment and choosing the best seed mix to fit your needs. Don’t miss out on this one of a kind opportunity to improve your land for future generations!
There will be four opportunities landowners to receive expert guidance on pollinator biology and establishing the plants necessary to their survival. The schedule of events is as follows: Friday February 24th from 6-8pm in La Crosse, Tuesday March 7th from 6:30-8:30pm in Baraboo, Wednesday March 8th from 6:00-8:00pm in Richland Center, and Thursday March 9th from 6:00-8:00pm in Prairie du Chien. A registration fee of $12 includes a pollinator information packet and prairie seed pack. To receive more information or reserve your spot contact Brandon Bleuer at Brandon.firstname.lastname@example.org or (309) 738-2607.
Crawford County Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-9-17
Richland County Pollinator Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-8-17
Sauk County Pollinator Workshop Promotional Flyer 3-7-17
The DNR is seeking input to the Greater Prairie Chicken Management Plan. This plan is revised every ten years. Let your voice be heard by contacting Mark Witecha, Upland Wildlife Ecologist, 608-267-7861; Lesa Kardash, Wildlife Biologist, 715-421-7813.
A public meeting Feb. 22 at the Fine Arts Center in the McMillan Memorial Library, 490 East Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids from 5-7 p.m. will give attendees an opportunity to receive information regarding the plan revision process, current prairie-chicken population, draft conceptual alternatives and share feedback with DNR staff.