Turtle crossings

This girl was spotted near the Mercer Lake boat landing last Monday. She was about 2′ long!

With the breeding season in full swing for our local turtles, the Wisconsin Turtle Conservation Program is asking for our help. If you observe a turtle crossing a road on her way to a nesting site, find any that have been hit by cars, or just spot a turtle in the wild, you can go to the WTCP’s website to report your sighting. These reports help conservation biologists find problem areas so they can work with road agencies to make crossings safer for motorists and turtles alike; and also help build a database to enable the WDNR to manage and conserve turtles. The website is full of interesting info about turtle species, protecting their nests, and helping them get across the roads safely when we find them.

Conservation on Tap 2017

Another sure sign of Spring! Here is the Conservation on Tap schedule for the coming year. Print one for yourself and one for a friend. It looks like an interesting line up. Hope to see you there!

First Arrivals

When the river opens up Di likes to look for waterfowl. They arrived early this year but will they stay?

Native Plant Sale

native-plant-saleThis is from the Iron County Land & Water Conservation Department’s Facebook page:

“The Native Plant Sale Brochure is ready! Hot off the press! Be sure to get what you need to create a beautiful native garden that will attract butterflies, birds and bees. NEW this year is our Pollinators Pack! You’ll save $2 on this offer and will receive 8 6-packs of grasses and wildflowers that will attract pollinators. Get your orders in while supplies last. To get your order form visit our website www.ironcountylcd.org/plant-sale and click the link for the brochure or call us at 715/561-2234 and we’ll drop one in the mail to you.”

You can click here for a direct link to the brochure. The deadline for orders is February 24. Michael & I have ordered plants through this sale in the past and have always been really happy with them.

Statewide CWD Survey

LOFA Members:

Our new Iron County Wildlife Biologist, Jenna Kosnicki, asked that we help spread the word about the below survey on CWD in the deer herd.

It takes about 15 minutes to complete the survey. At the end of the survey is a link to where the January meetings will be held if you are interested in attending. If for some reason (like my limited computer abilities) the link is not active, just copy and paste.

Have a great NEW YEAR!

Jack

https://www.research.net/r/CWD_Response_Plan_Input