Monday, August 15, 2011

reminder: birds and habitat workshop


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
We (a group of colleagues from the WISCONSIN STOPOVER
INITIATIVE, including partners within the Endangered Resources 
division of the Wisconsin DNR, the Western Great Lakes 
Bird and Bat Observatory, and other entities) will be hosting a 
ONE-DAY WORKSHOP entitled “GROSBEAKS GALORE!” on Saturday, 
October 8, at the Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, just north
of Port Washington, in Ozaukee County. LEARN HOW
TO USE NATIVE PLANTS TO ATTRACT AND SUSTAIN
MIGRATORY SONGBIRDS AND THE INSECTS THEY
FEED ON - AND MUCH MORE.

Fee is only $5, and includes a lunch, a list of excellent
speakers and both indoor and outdoor presentations
and activities. Please register before Oct 1 to be 
on the list for lunch.

Speakers and topics include:

Dr. Doug Tallamy - University of Delaware – (Keynote
Speaker) - author of “Bringing Nature Home”: SAVING
THE ECOSYSTEM-SUSTAINING MATRIX OF INSECTS
AND ANIMALS

Kim Grveles - Wisconsin DNR: Stopover ecology: PROVIDING
AN OASIS FOR BIRDS

Craig Thompson - Wisconsin DNR: Orioles to Ocelots:
THE WINTER HOMES OF “OUR” BIRDS: what’s going
on in the tropics

Vicki Piaskowski - formerly of Birds Without Borders
– Aves Sin Fronteras, Zoological Society of Milwaukee:
 “If You Plant It Who Will Come?: Bird species that will use 
our native plantings.”

Mariette Nowak - author of “Birdscaping in the Midwest”:
WISCONSIN PLANTS THAT BIRDS USE: which
plants to choose in your location

Bill Mueller & Scott Diehl - Western Great Lakes
Bird & Bat Observatory and Wisconsin Humane Society
- Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: ELIMINATE THREATS
TO BIRDS - learn about them, how to prevent window
collisions and eliminate other dangers

Dr. Noel Cutright - Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat
Observatory: CONNECTING MIGRANT BIRDS WITH
THE LANDSCAPE; planning for future events, WGLBBO
news

In addition to these speakers, there will be activities
both indoors and outdoors, native plant vendors and
restoration consultants, displays and presentations on
the Bird City Wisconsin program, invasive plants and
how to deal with them on your land, water features for
birds, a bird-banding demonstration area, and guided
walks around Forest Beach Migratory Preserve, which
is being developed specifically for migratory songbirds.
Come look at our preserve, learn what we are doing,
and how you can attract many more bird species to
your land or yard and provide habitat for them! 
 
See more at: http://wglbbo.org/events/5-grosbeaks-galore 
 
Please register to save your spot at this event!
Call or write Kim Grveles at the Wisconsin DNR
to register:
Phone: 608-264-8594
E-mail: Kim.Grveles@Wisconsin.gov
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(Wisconsin Stopover Initiative logo by Roxanne Schrank). 

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