What’s happening at Crex Meadows

Explore Crex Meadows in July when you can learn what goes into restoring wetlands to attract a variety of wildlife to your property.

Join DNR Private Lands biologist Brett Olson, along with Caitlin Smith with the USFWS, on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:15 p.m. Meet at the visitor center before heading to a location to see, first hand, the benefits.

Bring your catching jar and lively spirit on Friday the 13th begining at 8:30 p.m. to learn about fireflies..

July is the month of yellow flowers on the prairie, so join Friends of Crex member Dale Bohlke and be amazed at the various yellows and how insects benefit from them.  Meet at the visitor center on Wednesday, July 18 at 6 p.m. to caravan to Stolte Road in the Fish Lake Wildlife Area. Participants will take a leisurely walk down Stolte and return to the visitor center about 7:30. No reservations necessary; cost is $5.

On Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m., gather for a Prairie Investigation through shape and color.

Nature’s Little Explorers will continue on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Cost is $2 per child per week or a one time fee of $10. Explorers learn through hands-on activities. Upcoming topics include birds, bugs, wildflowers, pond study and worms.

Summer Family Wildlife Adventures (SFWA) is a new program series for those wanting to be outside while discovering nature. Meet on Wednesday, July 11 at 6 p.m. to learn about Creepy Crawly Critters, turning over rocks and logs to see what can be found.

The next SFWA on Wednesday, July 25 will be canoeing or kayaking on one of the flat water flowages. Space is not limited, but please sign up before event, especially if equipment is needed.

For more information about these and other events at Crex Meadows, call 715-463-2739, visit www.crexmeadows.org, or find it on Facebook. Friends of Crex support these and other programs.

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