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May
18
Tue
Bringing Back the Trumpeter Swan @ Online - Zoom
May 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bringing Back the Trumpeter Swan @ Online - Zoom

The majestic Trumpeter Swan is our biggest native waterfowl, almost twice as large as a Tundra Swan at 6 feet long and 25+ pounds. In the 1930s, the known U.S. population of Trumpeters numbered just 69, and all of those were in Yellowstone and Montana. Today the species is thriving in the Midwest and even seen regularly at several locations in Lake County.

Dr. Gary Ivey, an Oregon-based wildlife biologist and president of the Trumpeter Swan Society, will review the history, status and biology of Trumpeter Swans and their conservation needs. He will discuss how reintroduction programs and federal protections have brought the species back from the brink, threats to their future survival (they are still threatened or endangered in some states), and why we should care.

ONLINE PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

The presentations will be on Zoom. You must install the Zoom application (Zoom Client for Meetings) on your computer. We strongly recommend doing this BEFORE the events. 

We will be emailing online participation instructions for each event. You must be on the email list to receive the link to the program.
Download the Zoom Client for Meetings here.

Jun
15
Tue
The Endangered Butterfly Next Door: Karner Blue Recovery in Wisconsin @ Zoom link provided day of the event
Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Endangered Butterfly Next Door: Karner Blue Recovery in Wisconsin @ Zoom link provided day of the event

Wisconsin holds the world’s largest populations of the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly, a tiny species the size of a postage stamp that once was found from Minnesota to the Atlantic coast. Outside of Wisconsin, small populations remain in only a handful of states.

Monitoring and management of these populations is crucial to preserving the species. Chelsea Weinzinger, Karner Recovery Coordinator for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will share the story of the Karner’s decline, its biology, the increasingly rare habitat required to support it, why it is a bellwether for dozens of other threatened species, and how the Department is working toward recovery.

ONLINE PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

You must be on the email list to receive the link to the program.

The presentations will be on Zoom. You must install the Zoom application (Zoom Client for Meetings) on your computer. We strongly recommend doing this BEFORE the events. 

We will be emailing online participation instructions for each event.
Download the Zoom Client for Meetings here.