Programs and Events 
 
Summer 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

Download a flyer of all the summer events here

August Events and Programs

                   Wolf Howl Survey            

Friday, August 28th
7:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS FULL

Begins at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center

Conduct a wolf howling survey! Begin at Crex Meadows Visitor Center with a brief overview of wolves at 7:30 p.m. We’ll howl in one or more special locations in Crex Meadows, listening for wolves to respond back. Space is limited to 40 participants, ages 8 and up.  Call 715-463-2739 or email information@crexmeadows.org to register.

 

FALL PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

            Crex Bird Club         

Fridays, September 11th and 25th, October 9th and 23rd, November 6th and 20th
8:00 am - 10:00 am

In the Auditorium at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

 

Join us in the fall for our bi-monthly Bird Club at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. As a group, we will learn how to identify different birds, bird watch on Crex, and come together to discuss our sightings.  

 

            Crex Nature Photography Club Meeting         

Saturday, September 12th
10 - 11:30 am

In the Auditorium at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

 

Are you interested in nature photography?  Do you spend time at Crex Meadows taking photos and want to share them?  Do you want to learn more about digital photography and get to know other people who share a love of the natural world and a desire to improve their skills?  Join the Crex Photo Club! 

 

We generally meet on the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted. 

 

If you want to share your photos with the group, please send them to crexphotog@gmail.com by 8pm Friday, September 12.  Please only send photos if you plan on attending the meeting.  More info on image size, etc. can be found on the Photo Club webpage.

 

            Hunter Safety Class             

September 14th-18th 5:30 - 8:30 pm

Septmeber 19th 9:00 am - Noon

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

This class is required to purchase any hunting license in Wisconsin for anyone born on or after January 1, 1973.  Please call Chris Spaight, WI-DNR Conservation Warden at 715-463-2900 to register for this class.  Class is limited to 25 students.

       Friends of Crex Annual Membership Meeting      

Sunday, September 20th
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center

The public is invited to the FOC annual meeting, where we review finances and activities in the past year and discuss the future plans of the Friends of Crex. 

            Crex Bird Club         

Fridays, September 11th and 25th, October 9th and 23rd, November 6th and 20th
8:00 am - 10:00 am

In the Auditorium at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

 

Join us in the fall for our bi-monthly Bird Club at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. As a group, we will learn how to identify different birds, bird watch on Crex, and come together to discuss our sightings.  

 

                 Mushroom ID Talk and Tour              
7:3Saturday, September 26th
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Begins at Crex Meadows Wildlife Education and Visitor Center Auditorium

Meet at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center to explore the mysterious world of fungi with volunteer expert John Menge. Great learning experience for amateurs and professionals alike. This hands-on foray is the best way to learn how to recognize and identify common mushrooms that are around us all year, and to learn about the important roles fungi play in our eco-system. Bring a mushroom field guide (available for sale at the Bog Shoe Gift Shop in the visitor center) and your camera, if you wish. Your walks in the woods will never be the same.

            Sunset With The Sandhills Tour      

Saturdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

5pm to Sunset

Meet at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Meet at the Center then car-pool through the wildlife area to watch the Sandhill Cranes fly in from their day-time feeding grounds to their nighty roasting grounds. Pre-registration required. Fee: $5/person. Space limited to 30 people. First 10 people may reserve space in the van.  No fee for the October 10th tour (as part of the Crane Festival). 

            Crex Bird Club         

Fridays, September 11th and 25th, October 9th and 23rd, November 6th and 20th
8:00 am - 10:00 am

In the Auditorium at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

 

Join us in the fall for our bi-monthly Bird Club at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. As a group, we will learn how to identify different birds, bird watch on Crex, and come together to discuss our sightings.  


            Crex Crane Festival         

Saturday, October 10th

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

 

         Wild Edibles Workshop        

Saturday, October 24th

10:00 am - Noon

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Build your confidence and competence in identifying, gathering, and eating wild food with experienced instructor, Joan Jacobowski.  Hike to see what we can find and bring it back to the visitor center to cook up a sampling! Joan will also bring some preserved favorites for you to try.

  Pre-registration required. $5/person.

        Pumpkin Carving        

Wednesday, October 28h

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

in the Classroom at the Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

Get in the spooky spirit with a hands-on carving night for kids and adults alike.  In preparation for the Crex Halloween Happenings event, we plan to carve 100 pumpkins!  Bring your carving tools if you have some.  Can't make it?  Pick up a load of pumpkins and return them as Jack O'lanterns before Friday, October 30th.  Youth Groups are encouraged to attend.  If you have pumpkins that you want to donate to this event, please contact Kristi Pupak at the visitor center.

           Howl-O-Ween at Crex         

Friday, October 30th

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Education & Visitor Center

A fun-filled family evening! Hike the glowing trail behind the visitor center lit up by Jack-O’Lanterns. Learn about superheros and invasive species found at Crex! Wear your superhero costumes! Recommended to bring: flashlight and appropriate clothing for outdoor fun!  Guided hikes will take place at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30.  Play Wildlife Bingo and win prizes, decorate a cookie, make crafts and enjoy seasonal treats in the classroom. 

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please contact Kristi Pupak at the visitor center. 

 


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