Head to Crex in February for a snowshoe hike and guest speaker presentation

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  1. By Northwest Region February 16, 2016

    Contact(s): Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, 715-463-2739

    GRANTSBURG, Wis. - A winter snowshoe hike at Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is the perfect opportunity to spend a day with family and find your inner-child - fresh tracks and snow-covered banks are a great gateway to the outdoors.

    Strap on a pair of snowshoes and run wild with outdoor games and fun, learn to read animal tracks and signs, and hike to see what animals have been up to at Crex this winter. Afterwards, warm up with a cup of hot chocolate, make a tasty wildlife snack and play track bingo.

    This year's snowshoe hike will be held Saturday, Feb. 20 from 3-4:30 pm. For those visitors who do not own snowshoes, they will be available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis. Even with little to no snow, the hike will take place. This program is aimed at children ages 6 to 15 - be sure to dress for the weather and wear insulated boots.

    Wildlife Rehabilitator Tammi Larson will give a presentation regarding some of the challenges animals may face in the wild Sunday, Feb. 21 from 1-2 p.m. Live animals, storytelling and wildlife artifacts will be used to teach children and others to "Keep Wildlife Wild."

    For more information, contact Kristi Pupak, DNR wildlife conservation educator, at 715-463-2739. Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area is located at 102 East Crex Ave., Grantsburg, Wis.

    Wildlife conservation education programs are supported by Friends of Crex. For more information, visit www.crexmeadows.org [EXIT DNR] or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

    Please report your Crex wildlife observations via email: [email protected].

    Last Revised: Tuesday, February 16, 2016