FERRYVILLE - The Ferryville Tourism Council is sponsoring the first of three summer bonfire programs on Wednesday, June 28 at 8 p.m. at the south end of Sugar Creek Park in Ferryville. Grab your lawn chairs and bug spray and join us for this interesting program.
Ric Zarwell will be the speaker for a program entitled, ‘Birdwatching in the US from an Expert like John James Audubon to an Active, Maybe Obsessed Local Man.’
Ric was born and raised in New Albin, Iowa. He has been a lifelong birder and has created, along with his wife Betty, the River and Bluffs Birding Festival in the Lansing area. Ric and Betty have traveled to 44 nations and all seven continents to view birds native to those areas. He has a BS in Wildlife Biology and an MS in Natural Resources, both from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He also leads birding trips and conducts monitoring of bird species in various habitats.
Ric will be sharing some of the history of birding, how to use binoculars properly to aid in birding, pointing out some of the birds that can be observed along the Mississippi Flyway, and how you can further improve your own birding skills.
Ferryville is the smallest Bird City in the Wisconsin Bird City system, and this special bonfire program will enhance your own knowledge and enjoyment of the bird watching hobby. The opportunities for birding in the Ferryville area are very extensive.
Handouts will be available that include places to view birds and birding lists for those birds who live here and those who are summer visitors. This program is family friendly and there will be something for everyone.
Other bonfire programs in this summer’s series include July 12, Tim Eisele on prairie restoration and August 9, Bob O’Connor speaking on Harriet Lane—The First First Lady of the White House. More information will be shared about these programs later. For more information, please ‘like’ us on Facebook, www.facebook.com/ferryvillewi or call Joanne White 608-734-9018.