Time for Spring Warblers program offered at Northern Kettle Moraine State Forest

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  1. By Central Office March 19, 2015

    Contact(s): KMSF-NU Ice Age Visitor Center, 920-533-8322

    CAMPBELLSPORT, Wis. --In early May south winds blow warblers into Wisconsin as they migrate from their wintering grounds in Central and South America to their breeding range in North America. This migration last just a short time, and the small, colorful birds both delight and vex birders of all skills levels.

    On Thursday, April 9, the Kettle Moraine State Forest - Northern Unit's Evening with Nature series, will feature a "Time for Spring Warblers" program. Using a variety of activities, Beth Goeppinger, Department of Natural Resources naturalist at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area, will help visitors brush up on warbler identification skills. Learn how to recognize warblers using a combination of field marks, song, behavior, and habitat.

    Goeppinger has been the naturalist at the Richard Bong State Recreation Area for the past 22 years. She lives to bird and travels throughout the United States and beyond to find new additions to her lengthy life list of species. She is a very skilled birder and loves to share tips on how to bird as well as insights into various birds' natural history.

    The program starts at 7 p.m. at the Henry S. Reuss Ice Age Visitor Center. The Center is located off Hwy 67 half mile west of Dundee. Through the generous support of the Friends of the Kettle Moraine, this program is free, but donations are always gratefully accepted.

    For more information or directions, contact the staff at the Ice Age Visitor Center. The center's phone number is 920-533-8322 or search the DNR website for keywords "Kettle Moraine North." Click on the link for "nature center." The center is open in Wednesday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the end of March. Starting April 1, the center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Last Revised: Thursday, March 19, 2015