Wildlife Update: July 6, 2020
Weather has been extremely hot in the Grantsburg area within the last two weeks. We have had most days with temperatures in the high 80’s, and some days into the 90’s. This hot weather is supposed to continue for at least the next week. If you have plans to come visit Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, or Amsterdam Sloughs properties, it is a good idea to come before the hottest parts of the day (morning or late evening), as wildlife will be more active at those times.
Even though the spring migration has mostly come to a close, there is still lots of wildlife to be seen this time of the year! This is a great time to come out to try to see young wildlife with their parents. We have many families of Trumpeter Swans, Sandhill Cranes, various Ducks, Black Bear, Whitetail Deer, and much more!
Highlights on our list this week were: River Otter, Fisher, Least Bittern, American Bittern, Bobolink, Dickcissel, Golden-winged Warbler, and Red-necked Grebe.
Birds spotted in Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Grantsburg Area within the last week:
American Black Duck
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Thirteen-Lined Ground Squirrel
**See something out on our properties that isn’t on the list? Feel free to send us a report or stop in and tell us the story! We are always happy to hear observations from our visitors!