Crex Meadows Wildlife Area
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WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT AROUND THE WEB:
A good article about wildland fire and it's benefits to wildlife
Pioneer Press Bulletin Board from Nov 7 with photos of cranes at Crex by Jim Shumaker(printed in 11/10 paper)
Crex Meadows was mentioned in the Sunday Bulletin Board in the St. Paul Pioneer Press
A great blog about historical markers in Wisconsin, including, most recently, the marker on North Refuge Road in Crex
Hipsters Who Hunt
An interesting article about a growing trend toward harvesting wild game
Blog by Crane biologist Craig Faanes about his first encounter with Sandhill Cranes at Crex Meadows in 1968
Cornstalks Everywhere But Nothing Else, Not Even A Bee
Hunting Sandhill Cranes
New Research Suggest: Outdoor cats kill more wildlife than previously thought
A very nice article on wisconsinosity.com about Crex Meadows and Grantsburg WI
Blog: As Hunter Numbers Decline, How Will We Fund Wildlife Conservation?
Photography Blog by Al Mueller: Updated with a recent visit to Crex to view the sandhill cranes.
Al has put together a book of his Crex photos. Go to his blog above for a preview and to order a copy.
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A part of Wisconsin's scenic Indianhead Country, the Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is located in beautiful Burnett County, just north of the Village of Grantsburg. At 30,000 acres, Crex is one of the largest state owned wildlife areas in Wisconsin.
This intensively managed property is home to over 270 species of birds, at least 86 butterflies, and 720 species of plants. A wide variety of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects also reside here. Originally part of the Wisconsin Pine Barrens, it is now the state's largest remaining portion of this globally endangered ecosystem. The rare sedge marsh and brush prairie habitats make the area a utopia for wildlife, which in turn, makes Crex a paradise for bird watchers, naturalists, botanists, hunters, and all other hearty explorers who are interested in the great bounty that nature offers.
video by Agogo: Tundra Swans at Fish Lake Wildlife Area (November 6, 2013)
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Most people are aware that the Wildlife Management Areas in Wisconsin, including Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs and Danbury Wildlife Areas are funded primarily by hunting license fees and taxes on hunting ammunition and other equipment, but how can non-hunting wildlife enthusiasts support Crex Meadows and Wildlife Management? Click here to learn how.
The visitor center is open from 8am - 4:30pm Monday-Friday. We are closed on weekends through the winter unless by appointment or scheduled activity.
Stop in for maps of the wildlife areas and to learn about recent wildlife sightings. Of course, the Wildlife Areas are always open and there are no entry fees.
Two of our members, Mary Lundeberg and Tammy Wolfe, have written a children's book inspired by the Trumpeter Swan that was shot, rescued, rehabilitated and released back onto Fish Lake in Fish Lake Wildlife Area two years ago. It is currently only available by electronic copy on Amazon.com for $3.99. Click here for a link to the book on Amazon.com
***This website is brought to you by the Friends of Crex, a non-profit organization
dedicated to SUPPORTING WILDLIFE AND WILDLIFE EDUCATION at the crex meadows complex***
FRIENDS OF CREX, INC. 102 EAST CREX AVENUE, GRANTSBURG WISCONSIN 54840 (715) 463-2739 www.crexmeadows.org
All photos are used by permission and are the sole copyright of the photographer