On Sunday, October 12th, at Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, we dedicated "Noel's Knoll" - a grove of trees planted by the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust. Thanks to Kate Redmond for these photos, and to all of the attendees for being there to help us remember Noel and commemorate his life. He dedicated his entire professional career and thousands of hours of his personal time to the conservation of biodiversity.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Read Audubon's newest report on how birds are being affected by climate change, at http://climate.audubon.org/ For those of us living in WI, see how birds in our state are likely to be affected at http://climate.audubon.org/geographical-search/wisconsin
Posted by Bill Mueller at 9:58 AM
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
To see the evening pre-roost behavior of Chimney Swifts at and near their roost chimney at an elementary school, go to this link. Thanks to Jodi Denker of Janesville for sharing this video. Total number of swifts entering the chimney: 860.
Posted by Bill Mueller at 10:10 PM
Friday, September 5, 2014
Summary of Wind-Wildlife Interactions -Wind Turbine Interactions with Wildlife and their Habitats: A Summary of Research Results and Priority Questions
Posted by Bill Mueller at 10:08 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
|Black-bellied Plover & American Golden-Plover - Wikim. Commons, D. Sherony|
Posted by Bill Mueller at 1:37 PM
Thursday, July 31, 2014
|Ph - Wikim. Commons - Ron Knight|
Here's a great description of the Winter Wren's habitat, from the Bent life histories series: "To see it, or rather to hear its tinkling, rippling song, to best advantage, we must visit its summer haunts in the cool, shady northern forests, where the sunshine hardly penetrates, where rotting stumps and fallen tree trunks are thickly covered with soft mosses, where dampness pervades the atmosphere near babbling woodland brooks, and where a luxuriant growth of ferns springs from the accumulation of rich leaf mold to nearly hide the forest floor".
And it IS a spectacular song.
Posted by Bill Mueller at 4:29 PM