An effort to reestablish peregrine falcons along the Mississippi River cliffs will the topic of the next Friends of the Black River (FBR) meeting. George Howe of La Crescent, Minn., will present a program titled, “Reestablishing Peregrine Falcons in the Upper Midwest.”
Howe will present his program Wednesday, Sept. 17, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Jackson County Bank. The presentation will include a brief history of the peregrine falcon disappearance and then reestablishment in the upper Midwest over the past 65 years.
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Bats are some of the most beneficial animals in the world, but many are struggling to survive. They are succumbing to a fungal disease known as white-nose syndrome, which is killing North American bats by the millions.
The situation will be discussed at the Friends of the Black River’s March 12 meeting. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Jackson County Bank. Jennifer Redell, a conservation biologist in the Bureau of Natural Heritage conservation and a Cave and Mine Specialist for the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Wisconsin Bat Program, and Ben Johnston, a volunteer Citizen Scientist with the bat program, will be the program presenters.
The Friends of the Black River will host representatives from the Coulee chapter of the Kids and Mentors Outdoors at its Wednesday, February 12 meeting. Kids and Mentors Outdoors matches youthÂ with adultsÂ to enjoyÂ outdoor adventures. Speakers from the organization will show a clip of the group that was broadcast last year on theÂ Northland Adventures television program. The February 12 meeting will he held at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of the Jackson County Bank. The public is welcome to attend at no charge. For more information, contact us
Haas will talk about his work and how the public can assist him in preserving natural resources at the next Friends of the Black River meeting. The meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 8, in the community room of the Co-op Credit Union.
At the November 13 meeting of the Friends of the Black River, a documentary of the heyday of lumbering in Jackson County will be shown. The meeting will be held in the Co-op Credit Union community room and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Created by Ralph Eswein of Black River Falls, the DVD tells the story of the lumbering in 19th century Jackson County. More than a million board feet of lumber was harvested from the forests of Jackson and neighboring counties during that time.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
Reserve Monday, December 2 for our annual holiday party. The get-together will be held at the Falls Cinema in Black River Falls with social time beginning at 6 p.m. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include the showing of the Mysteries of the Driftless video. Here's a link to the trailer for the video. Mysteries of the Driftless Zone Trailer. The cost for the pizza, beverage and entertainment will be $10, payable at the door.
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