Summer Visitor Center Hours
Weekdays from 8:00 am-4:30 pm
Weekends 10:00 am-4:00 pm
The Grantsburg area is experiencing another dry summer. We have gotten some small amounts of rain, but definitely need more before fall arrives. You will see that water levels are low in many flowages due to this lack of rain.
Bird highlights over the past week include Great Egrets, baby American Coots on Grettum Dike Road, and many Sora on Grettum Dike Road.
One great activity to participate in this time of the year is searching for a wide variety of flowers in bloom. A few great places to find pollinators and wildflowers are the area around the intersection of Main Dike Road and James Road, all the way along James Road on the west side of the road, and on Abel Road.
Because we are still in “baby animal season”, the WI DNR would like to remind you to always keep wildlife wild. “Wild animals are valued by many, and it’s important to observe them at a respectful distance to keep them wild and allow for their life in the wild to continue. During the warmer months of spring and summer, the frequency of human-wildlife encounters increases, especially those involving young wild animals. While most of these encounters are harmless, there are times when well-intentioned people interfere in wildlife situations because they incorrectly assume a young animal is orphaned.”
REMEMBER: A young wild animal’s best chance for survival is with its mother!
For more information, visit the WI DNR website!
Mammals seen in the area within the last week:
|13-Lined Ground Squirrel||Grey Wolf||Red Squirrel|
|Black Bear||Raccoon||White-tailed Deer & fawns|
|Grey Squirrel||Red Fox|
Bird sightings within the last week on Crex Meadows, Fish Lake, Amsterdam Sloughs, and surrounding area:
|American Crow||European Starling||Red-tailed Hawk|
|American Goldfinch||Field Sparrow||Red-winged Blackbird|
|American Kestrel||Gray Catbird||Ring-necked Duck|
|American Redstart||Great Blue Heron||Ring-necked Pheasant|
|American Robin||Great Crested Flycatcher||Rock Pigeon|
|American White Pelican||Great Egret||Rose-breasted Grosbeak|
|Bald Eagle||Greater Yellowlegs||Ruby-throated Hummingbird|
|Barn Swallow||Green Heron||Ruffed Grouse|
|Belted Kingfisher||Hairy Woodpecker||Sandhill Crane|
|Black Tern||House Sparrow||Sedge Wren|
|Black-capped Chickadee||House Wren||Sharp-tailed Grouse|
|Blue Jay||Indigo Bunting||Solitary Sandpiper|
|Blue-winged Teal||Killdeer||Song Sparrow|
|Brown Creeper||Least Flycatcher||Sora|
|Brown Thrasher||Mallard||Swamp Sparrow|
|Canada Goose||Marsh Wren||Tree Swallow|
|Cedar Waxwing||Mourning Dove||Trumpeter Swan|
|Chimney Swift||Northern Flicker||Turkey Vulture|
|Chipping Sparrow||Northern Harrier||Veery|
|Common Grackle||Osprey||White-breasted Nuthatch|
|Common Loon||Ovenbird||Wild Turkey|
|Double-crested Cormorant||Pied-billed Grebe||Wood Duck|
|Downy Woodpecker||Pileated Woodpecker||Wood Thrush|
|Eastern Bluebird||Red-bellied Woodpecker||Yellow-headed Blackbird|
|Eastern Kingbird||Red-breasted Nuthatch||Yellow-rumped Warbler|
|Eastern Phoebe||Red-eyed Vireo|
Did you see something that is not on our list (on the back of this page)? Feel free to give us a call to report it