We would like to find out if anyone is interested in making an early morning trip to the Buena Vista Marsh to view Prairie Chickens. We would need to arrive 2 hours before sunrise and therefore would leave La Crosse as early as 2:30 am. Currently, there are 18 seats available for 4/3, 22 seats available for 4/23 and 16 seats available for 4/24. Please e-mail Dan Jackson at DanJackson@LBWhite.com by 3/9 if you are interested in going and what days you might consider. We will make plans based on current blind availability at that time. This trip will include a walk of up to 1/4 mile to reach the blind. If anyone prefers to travel the night before, we can make arrangements to meet at the viewing location.
There will be a WMBD event at Myrick Park on Saturday, May 6, 2023. Events will include a bird walk at 6:30 AM, a family bird walk at 9:30, a bird presentation by River Valley Raptors at 10:30, and many other bird-related activities that make this a great family event.
The Myrick and Hixon Forest bird walks will be held on Tuesday (Myrick) and Thursday (Hixon) mornings from April 25 - May 11, 2023. The walks start at 6:30 AM and go until about 8:30. The Myrick walks will start from the base of the Rabbit trail near the Myrick Park Center and the Hixon walks start from the parking lot at the end of Milson Court. Due to severe flooding, it is likely that we will not be able to walk the marsh trails for the Myrick walks (at least for the first 2 weeks). We will adjust if needed by walking along the edge of the marsh and heading into the Oak Grove Cemetery (just west of Myrick Park). These walks are free and open to the public and will be led by Dan Jackson and Pat & Bobbie Wilson.
For our February Membership Meeting, Alan Stankevitz will give a presentation on Bird Photography. Alan is professional nature photographer from the Coulee Region. He will be sharing hints and tips on how to become a better photographer and will also share some of his outstanding photos. As always, this meeting will be free and open to the public.