Upcoming Events At Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in the Fall

You can discover something new with each visit into Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. Inside the visitor center, you will be welcomed by 3 mounted Sandhill Cranes.  There are more opportunities for you to come discovering with a guide throughout the fall.

August 4th at 1 p.m., learn about the history and ecology of Manoomin, or wild rice, and gain an introduction to the ancient art of ricing from expert Peter David of the Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission. Wednesday, August 15 will be a program about the Smallest of Water Creatures as we try to find them in magnifying glasses and microscopes, beginning at 6 p.m.

Saturday, August 18 take a tour in search of late summer/early fall wildflowers. The tour will be focused on goldenrods, blazing stars, sunflowers, bidens, and more!

A Trapper Education Course will be offered on Saturday & Sunday, August 18th and 19th. Completion of this course is a requirement for people who have not previously purchased a trapping license. Call for more details.

Discover how many insects can be found on a blazing star during an interpretive walk on Saturday, August 25. Meet at the visitor center at 9 a.m. before heading to  Stolte Road at Fish Lake Wildlife Area.

Investigate the secret lives of animals through their skulls on a walk on Wednesday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Stay a little longer to view the August Blue Moon rise.

A Wolf Howl Survey is scheduled for Saturday, September 8. 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, then gather at the rest area for stories and s’mores. Cost: $5 Friends of Crex members/$10 for non-members. Space is limited; registration required.

The Fall Festival Open House has been set for Saturday, October 6 from 1 – 9 p.m. and Sunday, October 7 from 6-10 a.m. More details to come.

For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, please call 715-463-2739, visit www.crexmeadows.org or find us on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs. You can support these types of programs and be more involved by joining the Friends of Crex.

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