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Speaker: Bird Migration

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Date: April 25, 2013
Contact: Julie Galonska, 715-483-2270

Speaker on Migration, Part of "Birding Day in the St. Croix Valley"
on Saturday, May 4

elebrate International Migratory Bird Day on Saturday, May 4 in the St. Croix Valley! Events include birding hikes and paddles, geocaching, and the final presentation of the 2013 Riverway Speaker Series.

Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m.
Migration - Beyond the Bottom of the Page
Presented by Everett Janssen, Kids Saving the Rainforest

The St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, along with other national parks in the Upper Midwest, is in the process of forming a sister park relationship with Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Over one hundred bird species migrate between the Upper Midwest and Central and South America each year. Migration, as well as climate, finance and politics, is in fact global.With species in danger, it will take more than a local solution to make a difference. Hear the perspective from Costa Rica on finding solutions that will be effective.

The presentation is free and open to the public. It will take place at the St. Croix River Visitor Center, 401 North Hamilton Street, in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. To reserve a seat, call (715) 483-2274. Callers can reserve up to 4 seats.

This presentation is part of "Birding Day in the St. Croix Valley," a partnership among the National Park Service, Minnesota and Wisconsin State Parks, and Crex Meadows Wildlife Area. A variety of activities will take place between Grantsburg, Wisconsin, and Afton, Minnesota.For a complete schedule, visit: http://go.nps.gov/birdday

Did You Know?

Three waterboatmens on a rock, they are dark brown and the leags are visible

Water boatmen have no gills but rather trap air with the hairs on their legs and the air bubble encircles their bodies, making them appear shiny. Their front legs are short, their middle legs are long and slender and their back legs are shaped like paddles fringed with hair.