|Black-throated Green Warbler|
|Cape May Warbler|
|Great Blue Heron|
|Great Crested Flycatcher|
|Northern Rough-winged Swallow|
All-day, Native Plant Sale -- Choose from hundreds of Wisconsin natives to beautify your yard and support the pollinators and insects that birds need to survive.
All-day, “Ecological” rummage sale -- New and used bird houses, bird feeders, nature books, outdoor and gardening gear.
10 a.m., Live Raptor Exhibit & Talk -- Pine View Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center admits birds of prey, reptiles, and predatory mammals. Jeannie Lord, executive director, will thrill you with live birds during her introduction to these amazing animals and the threats they face.
11 a.m., Nature Photography --Naturalist Kate Redmond publishes weekly essays on insects and other invertebrates, complete with her photos. Join Kate for this beginner-level presentation aimed at helping you get the wildlife picture you want. Bring your camera and put your new skills to the test.
Noon, Pesticide Dangers – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ecotoxicologist Sarah Warner on the impact of pesticides on birds, butterflies, and moths, conservation issues that were brought to the public’s attention by Rachel Carson in the 1950s.
12:45 p.m., Dragonfly Walk -- Forest Beach was established as a migratory hot spot for birds, but it has turned out to be much more. Freda Van Den Broek will show how Forest Beach has turned out to be a dragonfly hot spot as well.
1:30 p.m., Bug Hotels -- Tom Kroeger, manager of Lakeshore State Park, will demonstrate the concept behind “bug hotels” and explain why you want one for your property (Hint: They are good for birds and help abate worldwide insect declines!).
2 p.m.,Bird Identification -- Join retired U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Joel Trick and Observatory Director Bill Mueller for tips on identifying the birds of spring as well as those who spend their whole year here.
When is IMBD? Because birds do not migrate on the same day, IMBD is celebrated on different dates across the Western Hemisphere. Events take place year-round, though many in Wisconsin occur in mid-May, or in October in Latin America and the Caribbean.
IMBD is the brainchild of the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, dedicated to greater understanding, appreciation and protection of the grand phenomenon of bird migration. The first celebration was hosted at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., in 1993. Coordination was turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in 1995.
The program grew rapidly, and Environment for the Americas, a non-profit that works throughout the Western Hemisphere to share information about birds and their conservation, has been coordinating IMBD since 2007. It celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.
Our fundraising goal: $1,000
$250 raised so far $750 to go!