10, 000 years ago, Glacial Lake Duluth over-topped the Continental Divide (Laurentian Divide) and drained down the Brule River Spillway (drainage route), forming the St. Croix River and depositing the sands in the region known as the Northwest Sands. The Bird Sanctuary is located within the Northwest Sands.
The North Country Trail goes right through the property; and there are other roads and trails throughout the 4,000 acres. In addition to trails, there are many plants, birds, other animals and wide open spaces to enjoy. Horseback riding, camping and events are other reasons to visit the sanctuary.
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In this issue:
- Nature Playgroup
- Managment Plan 5 mile Barrens
- Native Plant Garden
- Wisconsin Woodland Owners Meeting
- Report to the Douglas County Board
- Annual Meeting: Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30-8:30, Bird Sanctuary Clubhouse
- Follow Me – Auto Tour Plans
- Bird Sanctuary Addition Project
- New Board Members Welcome
- Updated Website and Facebook
Follow the link: FOTBS Newsletter Spring 2016
Join members of the North Country Trail Association’s Brule-St. Croix Chapter for hikes on the North Country National Scenic Trail. Hikes meet at 9 AM at K D’s Restaurant in Solon Springs unless otherwise noted.
Check out the hikers schedule here: BSC Hikers Schedule 2016
NW Woodland Owners Association Field Day
Bird Sanctuary, Douglas County Wildlife Area
Saturday May 21, 2016, 9:00 – 2:00
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At dawn on certain spring mornings, sharptail grouse with romance on their minds head for the dance floor. It’s a fascinating courtship ritual in which males dance and strut while females watch from the sidelines, waiting to see which birds are the best dancers.
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We meet and play, rain or shine, 9 am – 11 am, the third Wednesday of each summer month at the Bird Sanctuary Clubhouse.
Continue reading Children’s Nature Play Group – 2016