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Spring is in the air

Warming temperatures have lead to melting snow and messy roads, but also to the realization that spring is on the way! Many bird species like robins, eastern bluebirds, turkey vultures, sandhill cranes, wood ducks, and redwing blackbirds started arriving back into Wisconsin in February. Going into March, the northern part of the state is starting to see these birds, so take a stroll outside as the mornings are full of life!

There are so many ways you can help out these birds that have traveled sometimes thousands of miles to get here. Putting out nutritional food like seeds and fruits will help replenish their energy. Do NOT use food like bread as it will fill them up without providing them much nutrition. Putting up nesting boxes is another simple thing that you can do. Bluebirds, wood ducks, and American kestrels will use nesting boxes that are placed in the right location. ...more ↓

Posted on March 09, 2020 20:07 by wyfp_coordinator wyfp_coordinator | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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This is a citizen science project for Wisconsin landowners who are interested in learning more about young forest plants and wildlife. Young forest habitat is generally less than 20 years old and in the process of rapid regrowth. Common management strategies to create this habitat include aspen (popple) and hardwood harvesting and shrub-wetland shearing, such as tag alder. ...more ↓

wyfp_coordinator created this project on December 26, 2017
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