As we crossed over into Wisconsin at Duluth into Superior, we headed south to spend a couple days at Crex Meadows State Wildlife Area. The wildflowers were beautiful and it made for a very enjoyable tour along the dike roads. This Bumble Bee was collecting nectar from the Butterfly Weed.
|Bald Eagle preening|
|Ring-necked Duck hen on Muskrat lodge|
|Red-necked Grebe among the waterlilies|
|Sandhill Cranes with colt being greeted|
|Pitcher Plant at Scott's Lake|
We then drove straight east to Three Lakes and the Nicolet Forest for a day and a half of exploring for northern birds and plants. It was very quiet in the woods, as usual with only Hermit Thrushes, Ovenbirds, Red-eyed Vireos and a few warblers singing.
|Least Chipmunk at Pine River Bridge|
|Hooded Mergansers in Manitowoc|
We stayed at Celebration Church for a few days and had beautiful sunsets each evening. Ty did some yard work for a few hours each day.
|Blue-winged Teal at Horicon Marsh|
On our way to Madison for a two week stay, we stopped and birded at Horicon Marsh. The Black-necked stilts have become almost common, as it was only a few years ago a rarity that everyone came to see.
We are in Madison now and enjoying some time with Troy & Carmen, (next blog).
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann