Caution - High River Levels and Changing Conditions
Areas of the Namekagon and St. Croix Rivers are experiencing late season high water levels due to recent rainfall. River users should prepare for swifter than normal currents, cool water temperatures, and floating or submerged debris in the rivers. More »
Landscaping for Wildlife
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270
Free Presentation on "Landscaping for Wildlife"
ST. CROIX FALLS, Wisconsin: It's not too early to start thinking about your spring planting plans! Join the National Park Service for a free presentation on "Landscaping for Wildlife" on Saturday, February 18, at the St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.
Mike Zeckmeister, the regional wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources' Northern Region, will provide information to create naturally beautiful settings that enhance wildlife habitat. Learn about basic wildlife needs and practical tips to meet those needs where you live. Discover some simple techniques to make your property more bird and butterfly friendly while also reducing harm to the environment and saving time and money with lower maintenance. These principles will apply whether you live in town or in the country.
"Landscaping for Wildlife" will be presented at 10:00 a.m. and then repeated at 1:00 p.m. Presentations are free and open to the public and take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls.
Reservations are strongly encouraged due to limited seating. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.
This presentation is part of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Speaker Series, an annual offering of programs focused on the St. Croix Valley's national park. The Speaker Series is generously supported by the St. Croix River Fund, http://www.stcroixriverassociation.org/river-fund.
Save the Date for These Upcoming Presentations
March 17:Cougars in Wisconsin
April 14:Knee Deep in Monkeys: Protecting Tropical Forests for Our Migratory Birds
Each speaker will present at 10:00 a.m. and then repeat his talk at 1:00 p.m.
Reservations for each speaker will be accepted beginning one month prior to the presentation.
Did You Know?
Mussels rely on fish to carry their young around until they are old enough to drop to the river bottom. To attract the fish and attach their young, mussels put on displays that make fish think they are fish or other food. The mussel shell, which is all we normally see, is now barely visible.