Programs and Events 
 
Spring 2015 Events
To volunteer to help with programs and events, please contact the staff
at the Visitor Center.


To sign up for a program, call 715-463-2739 or email information@crexmeadows.org

        Living In Black Bear Country      

Sunday, April 26

1-2pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Join a member of the Bear Interest Group for a one hour interactive presentation including photos and videos.  Discuss bear behavior and helpful techniques for coexisting with bears.  All ages welcome.

       Wild Women Workshop      

Saturdays, May 2

9am to 3pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Designed for women ages 18 or older, the workshop offers hands-on instruction in a fun and non-threatening learning environment.  Courses will include fishing, nature journaling and wildflowers in wisconsin.  Space is limited to 25 participants.  Fee:  $15, includes lunch, refreshments and program materials.  Pre-registration required.

        Spring Birding Tours      

Saturdays, May 2nd and May 9th

8-10am

Join expert birders as they explore the wetlands and prairies for spring migrant and returning resident birds.  Carpool from the visitor center.  Fee: $5/person.  Pre-registration required, first 10 people may reserve a space in the van driven by one of the guides.   

       Pollinator Habitat Session     

Wednesday, May 6th

6-7pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Join Natural Resources Conservation Services District Conservationist Ron Spiering to learn about different management programs that can be used to create or improve pollinator habitat on your property.

          O.W.L.S Older Wiser Learning Series        

Thursday, May 14
10:00-11:00 am

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Join us for a new program series geared toward older adults (all adults are welcome to participate!)
This month’s theme will focus on spring plants. Learn about plants that grow at Crex Meadows and how they benefit the wildlife that live here.  Take a walk outside through the educational prairie at the Visitor Center to see what is growing.  Hot beverages will be provided.  Free, no registration required. 

        Crex Meadows Bird Fest     

Saturday, May 16th
7:00am - 7:00pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Activities, presentations, exhibits and tours will keep you busy and focus on the many ways to enjoy birds at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area.  Begin the day with a early morning birding tour of the wildlife area, or join Bruce Bacon while he captures, records, bands and releases songbirds.  Watch a taxidermist at work,  a painter creating a duck stamp painting, and a carver creating a decoy at the visitor center.  Take in a presentation about birdwatching in Costa Rica or birding in Wisconsin.  Take a checklist and keep track of the birds you see that day and add your sightings to the group checklist for the day.  Join local birders on a warbler walk or learn about how to bird by ear.  Bring your camera and learn some tips on wildlife photography.

Click here for a pdf flyer of all the activities scheduled for the Bird Fest.

        Moth Capture Field Study     

Friday, June 5th
9:30pm to 1am

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Join Friends of Crex Volunteer Rich Peet as he captures moths for study.  Meet at the Dike 6 parking lot off County Road F (just north of Main Dike Road).  Brung bug spray, refreshments, camera and a comfy chair.  Kids are encouraged to come along.  Rain Date June 6th.

        Wildflower Walk     

Saturday, June 13th

9am-Noon

Fish Lake Wildlife Area

Venture into Fish Lake Wildlife Area in search of Wild Lupine and Karner Blue Butterflies.  Meet at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center and carpool to the property five miles south of Grantsburg.  Lef by Friends of Crex Volunteer, Alan Roelfs.

 


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