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Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
Hummingbirds in Wisconsin
March 20, 2014
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Heritage Assisted Living, 6234 Maywood Ave, Middleton
Speakers: Kathi and Michael Rock of The Hummer/Bird Study Group
Join us to learn about these delightful visitors with amazing colors and mesmerizing wing-speeds, all in a tiny little package. Hummingbirds have a fascinating tale to tell and are fairly easy to attract in the right setting. We'll share some things you might not know about these birds and then find out if there are ways you can get closer to the action.
Diane Hammer is a Middleton photographer who has exhibited extensively in the Madison area. She lives near Pheasant Branch and photos taken in the Conservancy are a feature of her work. She is highlighting Pheasant Branch in three separate venues in March and April.
Record your personal phenology observations in the 2014 Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy Phenology Calendar. This year's calendar features photos and poetry by Middleton High School students as well as photos by local naturalist Mike McDowell. It also includes a checklist for seasonal animal and plant events, sunrise, sunset and weather data, and monthly nature notes.
The calendars make great gifts!
$12.95 for one calendar
$12.50 each for two or more delivered to the same address
Order online using PayPal or download and mail in the order form below.
Fall brings seed collecting on the prairie. In the next few weeks, hundreds of students will work with Wayne Pauly (County Naturalist) and Pheasant Branch volunteers to collect seeds. The County has mowed some trails for the harvest, so it's a great opportunity for you to walk into areas that are hard to get to the rest of the year. We've attached a map of these seasonal trails. Enjoy!
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GoodSearch is a search engine (powered by yahoo, so it’s a good one) that donates money to a user specified non-profit each and every time a search is performed. The money comes from advertisers. If 100 FOPB members search twice/day for an entire year, we would earn $730 a year.
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We need your support to keep our restoration and education efforts going strong. Start using GoodSearch and GoodShop today – remember to check the Friends of Pheasant Branch as the non-profit.