Nesting boxes are back!
The chapter has renewed its supply of nesting boxes so if you were holding off on you order... give us a call!
Mark your calendar!
September 10, 2016 for the 33rd Annual PPD!
Habitat Day for Woodies
All are invited to come and build a Wood Duck nesting box, bring the kids to help, get information on preferred methods for mounting nest boxes and ew wood duck nesting video.
- When: March 5, 2016
- Where: Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center
- Time: 8AM - Noon
- Cost: $20/box which includes the cedar box, predator guard, and mounting materials, a $50 values.
- Tools will be provided.
Contact(s): Curt Mackadanze at 320-796-6416, Troy Heck at 320-235-0560, or LeRoy Dahlke at 320-796-2787
*courtesy of California Waterfowl Association
Status of Waterfowl
Why do we restore wetland and upland habitat?
- Saving the Monarch Butterfly - Univ of Minnesota
- Helping Monarch Butterflys
- MN Impact: U of M Bee Research
- Habitat Restoration: An Economic Engine
- Wetland Restoration: Evansville, MN
Minnesota Walk In Area Update!
A recent note on the Minnesota DNR Walk-In Access (WIA) Program web page notes that hunters must purchase a WIA validation this fall to hunt WIA sites. Related to ELS Privilege Code 190 this is a nominal $3 fee designed to cover the cost of the license transaction with the remainder to be used for a hunter evaluation next year. The validation also gives DNR and policymakers a way to track the number of hunters whom hunt the WIA's.
Wild Game Recipe Web sites
Now that fall is fully underway and most of us hopefully have some fresh game to cook for our families here is a short list of web sites for new recipes.
- Wild Game Recipes - Food Network
- Game Recipes - Hunter Angler Gardener Cookbook
- CooK Wild Game Web site
Hawk Eye Nature Cam
The Prairie Pothole Chapter has been building, maintaining, and documenting wood duck nesting structures for 30 years in West Central Minnesota. While it is fun to check the nest boxes after the chicks have hatched improvements in camera technology now allow you to watch what is happening inside the cedar boxes. The Hawk Eye Nat Camera is an excellent way to keep an eye on the happenings in your nest boxes. The Chapter is working with Birdhouse Spy Cam out of West Linn, Oregon to supply these cameras in Minnesota. You can learn more about the camera's by following the link to Birdhouse spy cam. If you are interested in a camera for your own project please contact Troy Heck at 320-905-5451.