FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 29, 2014
Wisc. (FWS) – Looking for a wilder way
to spend your winter? Look no further than Necedah National Wildlife Refuge for
great winter adventures. From
photographing winter scenery, to traversing the trails by snowshoe, to wildlife
watching from the comfort of the Visitor Center, there is something fun for the
whole family. Don’t forget to stop at
the Visitor Center, open Monday – Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm, to warm up after
your winter activities and explore the exhibits!
Join wildlife and nature
photographers for an introductory session on wildlife photography at the
monthly “Can You Capture It?” program on Saturday, December 13th at the Visitor
Center from 9:00am – 9:45am.
Photographers of all levels are invited to discover tips and tricks for
nature photographs in addition to viewing images captured on the Refuge. All camera types and skill levels welcome! No
October 24, 2014
National Wildlife Refuge
Peace and Unmatched Beauty
Wisc. (FWS) – Necedah National Wildlife Refuge provides peace and unmatched
beauty in the marshes, prairies, and forests of Central Wisconsin. Extensive trails bring you through a mosaic
of habitats, each attracting a wide array of wildlife. The Refuge’s “green” Visitor Center has numerous
exhibits great for the whole family!
October 4, 2014
Dam Repairs Planned
for Fall on Sprague Dam at
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge
NECEDAH, Wisc. – Visitors to Necedah National Wildlife Refuge may notice increased
activity on the northern end of the refuge this fall. Norcon Corporation
of Schofield, Wisconsin has been awarded a contract to complete repairs on the
easternmost outlet structure at Sprague Pool (Dam 29). The construction
work will begin this fall when the pool is scheduled to be lowered to provide
feeding habitat for migrating waterfowl.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cranes Released Into the Wild:
Efforts continue to
increase population of endangered bird
NECEDAH, Wisc. – Four whooping crane chicks raised
in captivity begin their integration into the wild today as part of the
continuing effort to increase the wild population of this endangered species.
cranes, hatched and raised by their parents at the U.S. Geological Survey’s
(USGS) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Maryland, were released on
the Fish and Wildlife Service’s Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in
chicks, about six-months old, are part of an experimental rearing and release
method referred to as “parent-rearing.” The
parent-reared whooping crane chicks were hatched and raised by captive adult
whooping cranes. This method relies entirely on the expertise of captive
parents, who care for, exercise, and feed the chicks.
September 18, 2014
Wisc. (FWS) – Many species of birds are starting their long migratory journeys
as the fall days shorten and leaves fall to the forest floors. From hiking and paddling, to hunting, or bird
watching, Necedah National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) offers opportunities for
families to relish fall in the great outdoors.
Fall is a great time to create your own adventure in the 44,000 acres that
comprise Necedah NWR.
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