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.

Summer Newsletter

The 2017 Summer Newsletter was mailed out to all of our members last week. Here is a copy in case you missed it. Enjoy!

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?

Open water came early this year

It has been unseasonably warm for this time of the year and the river started to open. Two nights ago we had a thunderstorm that turned into thunder snow.

Yesterday and last night we received about 6 inches of snow. And the river down by us has closed up again.

The trails had been shut down but I saw they were grooming them today.