Soak up the summer sun at Crex Meadows in June

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – Make the most of summer weather and head to Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area in June for a number of fun events.

Bird Watching – Fridays: June 1, 15, and 29, 8-10:30 a.m.

As a group, participants will learn how to identify different birds, get hints for bird watching on Crex Meadows, and come together to share recent sightings! Meet at the Visitor Center and carpool through the wildlife area.

Evening Exploration Hikes – Mondays: June 11 and 25 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Experience wildlife in a new way and join us at for a series of evening hikes during the summer months! Each hike will be in a different area of the property, and will be no longer than 1-2 miles in length. All ages and skill levels are welcome!

Little Wildlifers – Tuesdays: June 19 and 26 from 10-11:15 a.m.

Families are offered a chance to discover wildlife through stories, songs, hands-on activities, games, crafts, and snacks. Little Wildlifers is a free, no-registration, no obligation program that encourages families to get out an enjoy nature. Please dress for the weather. Ages 2-8.

Wing-shooting Workshop – Saturday, June 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Because hunting is a tradition that runs deep in the state of Wisconsin, the DNR has developed this one day workshop that is designed to help bird hunters improve their hunting skills by learning proper techniques, learning to estimate range, and learning to choose the right gun, choke, and ammunition. Our goal is to improve the hunting experience while promoting responsible and ethical hunting. Pre-registration required. Space limited. Cost: $25/ person.

Tour of Crex Meadows – Wednesday, June 20 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Join wildlife educator, Lauren Finch, for a summer tour of Crex Meadows. Learn about history, wildlife management, wildlife, and more! Meet at the Visitor Center and carpool through the wildlife area. All ages welcome.

Bird Babies Tour – Thursday, June 21 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Families will have the chance to take a tour around Crex in search of Sandhill crane colts, Trumpeter swan cygnets, Canada goose goslings, and more! Meet at the Visitor Center and carpool through the wildlife area. All ages welcome.

For more information, contact Lauren Finch, DNR Natural Resources Educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg.

Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex – for more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR]. Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email to [email protected]



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