• Canoeists paddle by tree lined shores

    Saint Croix

    National Scenic Riverway WI,MN

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?

What looks like a striped fish with several tails is actually the opening of the mussel shell which is hard to see.

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.