Project: Adopt A Wildlife Areas
Project Start Date: 04/01/2019
Project End Date: 04/14/2019
The ice cleared and then the snow came back. Divers have cleared through southern WI and the teal have moved in. For the first time, an early April wood duck box clean-out by our Adopt A Wildlife Area (AWA) volunteers had an occupant in the form of a very upset hen hooded. The hen was busy, as she laid an almost full clutch of eggs on top of some unhatched wood duck eggs from last year. Spring has sprung and the time is diminishing to get the last boxes ready for the season.
Lake Mills AWA: 2018 is well behind us and the wood duck report was submitted after maintenance was completed on boxes at lower Rock Lake. Mature pelicans were everywhere and the geese were nesting in mass. There were nests dotted nearly fifty feet apart along the circumference of the island. Ron Churchill took a fantastic shot of a pair of geese lifting off of their nest site.
Mud Lake AWA: Scott and his crew helped add more apple trees to the unit. His team struck out on April 13th and got it done during the marginal break in the weather. Great work and congrats to the Mud Lake team!
Jefferson County Chain Saw Training Potential: if you’re willing to drive to Jefferson County, the DNR has just enough funds for a class if we can fill the slot. Please contact Mike Alaimo firstname.lastname@example.org by April 19, 2019 if you’re interested.