From Amphibians to Avains, Welcome to Wild Wisconsin
The first thing that comes to mind when I hear field trip is a large yellow bus full of noisy kids on the way to a museum. However, when I received the April issue of Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine I came across an article titled Get Outdoors and Explore Wisconsin’s Wild Places that painted a different picture from what first came to my mind when I thought of field trips. Instead of noisy kids on a yellow bus, there were noisy birders on a yellow train heading into the heart of the Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area off to check out some of the best birding in Wisconsin. When I saw this I couldn’t help but grin.
While I always enjoy reading through Wisconsin Natural Resources this months issue was especially interesting due to their article on cool field trips in Wisconsin. The article highlighted 34 of 118 field trips available through the Natural Resources Foundation. The focuses of the field trips ranged from amphibians to avians, and catered to all activity levels. A couple of the trips that I found particularly interesting were bat night at Maiden Rock and the trumpeter swan cygnet roundup and banding. While bat night is offered every year, this is the last year that the Trumpeter Swan trip will be available, if you are interested you had better sign up soon.
Overall, I really like about this article does an excellent job of highlighting and selling Wisconsin through advertising its natural resources. They list a variety of activities which can accommodate people of all abilities. There is something for everyone who enjoys nature, but if the sample of what they list is reflective of the rest of their trips, birders have it made. Another thing I like about the descriptions is how they are short enough where you can easily read through them quickly and determine your interests. Overall this is a great ad in the sense that it caters to a wide audience and makes readers curious about what else does The Natural Resources Foundation have to offer. So If any of this has perked your interest, check out wisconservation.org to sign up and see more of Wisconsin.