FBR to hold prairie wildflower walk

By | July 4, 2018

The Friends of the Black River invites the public to join its members for a prairie wildflower walk.

The free event will be held Tuesday, July 17, at the Ron Cork property located at W11334 County Hwy C, Black River Falls. The hike will begin at 6:30 p.m. Those interested wanting to carpool to the property can meet at 6 p.m. in the Jackson County UW-Extension office parking lot.

Cork has been converting his farmland to natural prairie habitat using plants native to the region before European settlers began farming the land. The variety of plants supports a diversity of insects and other wildlife. Steve Humphrey will lead the walk. Humphrey has also been restoring the land of an old Jackson County farmstead back to native prairie.

A rain date is set to July 18.

For more information, email to info_fbr@yahoo.com or call FBR President Steve Rake at 715-284-2087.

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