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Bird Hike

Chippewa County Riverview Reserve
Beaver Creek Bird Club will host a bird hike this spring. The hike is open to bird watchers of all abilities. The program begins at 6:30 a.m. and hikers should meet at the site and wear comfortable clothing. If there is thunder, lightning or moderate to heavy rain in the area, the hikes will NOT be held. Don’t forget your binoculars and field guides. Directions provided at www.beavercreekreserve.org.
Friends FREE Nonmembers FREE


Sara Bergstrom
715-877-2212
bcr@beavercreekreserve.org



Spring Wildflower Walk

UW- Eau Claire, Putnam Park
Join UW-Eau Claire botany professor Joe Rohrer and volunteer naturalists Mike Harden and Pam Rasmussen on a guided wildflower tour of Putnam Park. The spring ephemerals are spectacular. Bring a notebook, field guides and binoculars. We will meet at the wooden footbridge off the parking lot behind the new Davies Center. Parking without a permit is allowed in F or S slots (but not G or P) after 3 pm.
Registration and full payment required by May 6.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8


Sara Bergstrom
715-877-2212
bcr@beavercreekreserve.org



Moss: Unique, Ancient and Diverse

Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Wisconsin is loaded with all kinds of moss and here’s our chance to learn about them. UW-Eau Claire Professor Dr. Joe Rohrer has spent years studying moss. He will describe what makes mosses different from other plants, how they reproduce and spread, where they grow, their value in the world, and how to identify common species. The workshop sponsored by the Citizen Science Center and The Prairie Enthusiasts will include an indoor program followed by a trip outdoors to observe and identify local mosses around the Reserve. Register early as there will be space for only 16 attendees, allowing Dr. Rohrer time to help each participant with moss identification. The workshop will be based largely on the recently published field guide, “Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians,” which is for sale in the Wise Nature Center book store. Copies will be available for participant use.
Registration and full payment required by April 23.
Friends Free Nonmembers $3



Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212, bcr@beavercreekreserve.org


Birding State Natural Areas Training

Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
In conjunction with the Citizen Science Festival
The Citizen Science Center has a new project this year called “Assessing Avian Management on State Natural Areas”. We will be seeking key focal species in the Coon Fork Barrens, South Fork Barrens, and Five Mile Bluff State Natural Areas. Focal species include cerulean warbler, worm-eating warbler, lark sparrow, and Acadian flycatcher to name a few. Learn how to identify these focal species and take part in surveys to determine the management success of these species on state natural areas. This is a great opportunity to spend time “in the field” with other birders learning the local birds.
Registration and full payment required by April 23.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212, bcr@beavercreekreserve.org


Frog Fest

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Frog Fest 2014 is an annual event not only at Beaver Creek but also throughout Wisconsin each spring as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren as she helps you to identify by sight and sound our local performers. Weather and trail conditions permitting, the evening will end with a hike down to Beaver Creek’s own frog chorus marsh. Dress appropriately for cool evening weather and possible muddy terrain. A flashlight may also prove helpful.
Registration and full payment required by April 18.
Friends $5 Adult/$3 Child/$15 Families Nonmembers $8Adult/$4 Child/$20 Families



Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212, bcr@beavercreekreserve.org


Aquatic Plants of Wisconsin

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek, WI 54742, Exact meeting place TBA
Lakes are beautiful gems that hold many wonders including aquatic plants. These plants are often regarded as “seaweed” or “weeds” even though they play a vital role in the lake ecosystem. Learn about the diversity of these plants by exploring a secluded lake by canoe in the Chippewa County Forest. Participants will sample for the plants, identify them, and even learn how to press aquatic plants. Canoes and life jackets will be provided. Bring sun protection and wear clothing that can get wet. Your own transportation to the field site is necessary. More details upon signup.
Registration and payment required by July 25.
Friends $15 Nonmembers $20
Min 6/Max12


Angie Sommers
715-877-2212