Category Archives: Meetings

Raising monarch butterflies is topic of March 13, 2019 program

Raising monarch butterflies in the home from egg stage to adult will be the topic of the Wednesday, March 13 Friends of the River meeting. Scott Marshall of Holmen will present the program beginning at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub community room at the Lunda Community Center. The butterfly program is free and the public… Read More »

Bird house making is topic of January 2019 program

The dos and don’ts of making bird houses will the topic of the January Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 9, in the Jackson County Bank’s community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. Retired naturalist Curt Kittleson will present a program about building bird houses for cavity nesting birds.… Read More »

Driftless Region documentary will be shown at movie night

The Friends of the Black River invites the public to a showing of the newly released “Decoding the Driftless,” a documentary about the state’s Driftless Region. The movie will be shown Tuesday, Dec. 4, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Black River Falls Middle School’s Large Group Instruction Room. The movie is the second filmed… Read More »

Reclaiming sand mines topic of November program

The results of a study to reclaim sand mines and convert them to prairie habitat will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s November meeting. The program will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the Jackson County Bank community room beginning at 6:30 p.m. UW-River Falls’ geology and soil science professor Dr.… Read More »

Insect hotels program to be presented at October meeting

A presentation about habitat research using “insect hotels” will be the topic of the next Friends of the Black River meeting. Dr. Ted Wilson, biology professor at Viterbo University, and Ben Gibson, biology major and president of the college’s Science Club, will present the program Wednesday, Oct. 10. The meeting will be held at 6:30… Read More »

Importance of wetlands is topic of June meeting program

  The importance of isolated wetlands will be the topic of the Friends of the Black River’s June meeting program. The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the Jackson County Bank’s community room. Tracy Hames, executive director of Wisconsin Wetlands Association, will present the program about the history of… Read More »

Program to highlight the importance of frogs in the ecosystem

Some Wisconsinites mark the arrival of spring with the first sight of a robin; others know winter is gone when they hear the songs of frogs. “The singing frogs are the true sign that winter has lost its grip and warmer weather is here,” said Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren.  Forsgren will present a… Read More »