Wild Reads

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This is where we share stories about and from partners, landowners, and friends throughout the conservation community. Let us know if you have a book review or article to share. We don't promise to publish everything we receive, but we'd love to know what you're reading and what you think is worth sharing.

Sightings
Birders Take to the Streets for the 120 th Christmas Bird Count! Each year between December 14 th and January 5 th , bird watchers from all over the country…
November 3, 2019 Sugar Creek Bluff State Natural Area Crawford County, Wisconsin I took advantage of perhaps the last sunny day of the fall to hike the Sugar Creek Bluff…
What’s Cooking?
Thanks to Joe Pfeiffer for sharing his mother's great "Deer Jerky" recipe. Joe says "It's good on everything!" Ingredients 3 lb deer meat 1 tsp black pepper 1 Tbsp salt…
More efficient transportation is something we all want. Less airline travel is a good goal, but there are ways to fly smarter when you must travel by plane. Some promising…
Climate Change
Conservancy Stories
In the News
A new article from The Cornell Lab of Ornithology's October newsletter highlights the role of land trusts in protecting bird habitat. The whole article is available at this link .…
LA CROSSE, WI – October 3, 2019 – A new land conservation agreement between Mississippi Valley Conservancy and a landowner in La Crosse County will protect valuable wildlife habitat and…
Sightings
An excited teacher met me at West Salem Elementary last Tuesday morning. Over the previous weekend she saw a monarch roost in some fir trees near her house while she…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
GENOA, WI – Steep, wooded bluffs enfold broad, sloping pastures for sheep and horses where Gene Amsrud and Patty (McNamee) Amsrud shared the view with a visitor to their land…
Sightings
Don’t miss the spectacular build-up of waterfowl on the Mississippi River this fall. Some of the best viewing is available from La Crosse south to Ferryville and Lynxville in Pools…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
LA CROSSE, WI – A new land conservation agreement between Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Mark Hein will protect important habitat and farmland for at least four generations of the Hein…
What’s Cooking?
The elderberries are ripe and the temperatures are cooling. It's a perfect time to make delicious elderberry jelly so you can savor the taste of late summer for months down…
What’s Cooking?
At last! A new/old recipe for an invasive wildflower! August is a great time to harvest some flowers to make this fragrant jelly. Get your flowers now before they've all…
Climate Change
Conservancy Stories
When Conservancy Land Manager Levi Plath and his crew of interns return from a day in the field, you can see through the dirt and sweat that they are healthy,…
Conservancy Stories
The work of the crew includes a variety of habitat restoration activities, including trail maintenance, invasive species removal, boundary posting, firebreak construction, and general clean-up. They're fortunate to have Levi…