Chippewa Valley Nature Festival 2017




Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

Schedule at a Glance – (find detailed schedule under “Schedule” drop-down tab at

Friday, June 2nd

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A and B

6:30 – 7:30 pm Social Hour and Silent Auction (cash bar)
7:30 pm Keynote Speaker:  Beverly Paulan  “Trying to bring back the Whooping crane in 4 not-so-easy Steps (A Brief History in Time)”

Saturday, June 3rd

Indoor sessions  

University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A or B

9:00 am  Making a Bluebird House Workshop for Kids – David Uher and Friends
10:00 am Lake and Stream Monitoring – Ted and Lisa Ludwig
11:00 am Birding by Ear – Brian Collins
1:00 pm Early Detection, Delayed Reaction Repercussions of Amur Cork Tree and Wild Chervil –Chris Gaetzke
2:00 pm Monarch of the Butterflies – Ken Parejko
3:00 pm The Night Sky – Heidi Conde

Lucette Brewing Company (910 Hudson Road, Menomonie) 5:30 – 7:00 pm Avian Pursuit – Steve Betchkal

University of Wisconsin – Stout

Memorial Student Center, Ballroom A and B

7:30 pm  Keynote Speaker:  Craig Allen “Oconto County Woodlot to New Mexico Mountains, and the Fate of Earth’s Ancient Original Forests”

 Outdoor field trips Throughout the Chippewa Valley

6:00 am Early Birds at Dunnville Bottoms, Larrabee Road – Bill Hogseth – Limit 14 Full
Early Birds 2 at Dunnville Bottoms, Downsville – Steve Betchkal – Limit 14
7:00 am Birding while Canoeing the Red Cedar and Chippewa Rivers – Anne Geraghty – Limit 14
Beginning Birding at Hoffman Hill (meet at UW – Stout, Menomonie) – Brian Collins – limit 20
10:00 am Exploration of Terrestrial Insects & Sampling Methods at Menomin Park – Dr. Arthur Kneeland – Limit 15
1:00 pm Plants of the Prairie at Dunnville State Wildlife Area, Downsville – Kathy Ruggles – Limit 20
Plant and Paddling Eco Tour at Braun’s Bay, Eau Claire – Gigi Stafne – Limit 12
3:30 pm Nature Photography Workshop at Hoffman Hills (meet at UW – Stout, Menomonie) – Brian Collins – Limit 20
9:00pm    Astronomy Observation at Phelan Park, Menomonie – Heidi Conde – limit 20

Sunday, June 4th

 7:00 –  11:00 am Tiffany Bottoms Bird and Plant Tour by Rail – (Durand) 4 Hours – Steve Betchkal, Kathy Ruggles, and Dave Linderud – Limit 65




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