Experience Crex Meadows

Warm weather has spurred the migrating birds. Robins, tree sparrows, red-winged black birds, bald eagles and horned larks have been observed. Other birds expected this week are diving ducks, sandhill cranes, thrushes and sparrows.

Stop in for a complete list at the visitor center at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area in Grantsburg.

Have questions about the deer populations of Unit 10 and Unit 16? Want to know what the future deer hunting seasons look like? Attend a public meeting on Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at Crex Meadows Visitor Center. These and other issues occurring in the deer world throughout the state will be discussed. The meeting will be led by biologist Steve Hoffman.

Other programs coming up at Crex Meadows include the Shakers & Movers 2012 series, which will center around Norman Stone, the Father of Crex Meadows, on Saturday, March 24 at 4 p.m. Based on interviews from people who worked with Stone, the program will feature audio clips from the interviews as well as historical pictures and documents.

Another program, Learn to Hunt Turkey, begins on Thursday, March 29 at 5 p.m. This is for beginner hunters of all ages. Equipment is provided if needed. A license or hunter safety course is not required if involved in this Learn to Hunt Turkey.

The Education and Visitor Center will be opening on weekends starting on Saturday, March 31.

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

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