Wildlife Update: July 16, 2021
It is summertime in the Grantsburg Area! And summertime means that it is baby animal season. There are lots of young birds and mammals around to see, but visitors should remember to always keep wildlife wild by enjoying animals from a distance.
Weather has pretty much just been very hot and dry over the last couple of weeks. We did have a couple of days that had some rain showers, but they didn’t last long. These conditions mean that the fire danger is in the moderate to high categories for this weekend and into next week.
We have had many sightings of fawns and bear cubs recently, so keep your eyes peeled as you drive around the properties!
One of the highlights from a couple of weeks ago was a White-tailed Kite, which is an extremely rare bird for this area. You will not see it on our sightings list from the past week, but keep your eyes peeled just in case it decided to stick around the area!
Birds spotted in Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and Grantsburg Area within the last week:
Great Blue Heron
Great Crested Flycatcher
Great Horned Owl
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Eastern Cottontail Rabbit
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!