On The Refuge...
Wondering about water levels at the refuge? This year water levels have been low and we are taking advantage of this opportunity to create better water quality. This spring we were able to open up our water control structure gates and drop water levels for shore bird habitat and water quality improvement. The low water levels allow sunlight to reach the bottom of our pools and stimulate plant growth. This plant growth helps to reduce the overabundance of phosphorus in our pools and creates food and shelter for wildlife. Lowering phosphorus will help to lower the amount of blue-green algae, which can be detrimental to the health of wildlife. Explore our wonderful wetlands at the refuge and observe the beautiful plants at our observation deck.
-Stephanie Edeler, Wildlife Refuge Specialist
To celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, the Friends of Trempealeau Refuge will be sponsoring a virtual presentation by Stan Tekiela, who is a very well-known naturalist, author, and wildlife photographer from Minnesota. His presentation is titled, “Bird Migration: The Incredible Journeys of North American Birds”, which is based on his new book, Bird Migration. Stan’s presentation is scheduled for Friday, May 7th at 7:00. Watch for details here and on the Friend’s Facebook Page.