Is cabin fever getting you down during this long and bitter cold winter? Would you like to learn how to help our feathered friends survive the rugged Wisconsin winters? Or are you interested in learning how to cross country ski? If so, plan to attend a bird feeding program and cross country ski clinic at Wyalusing State Park on Saturday, February 15th.
Join Visitor Service Associate and wild bird enthusiast Bev Pozega in an informative program on attracting birds in the winter. Participants will make a log peanut butter feeder to take home. Learn which seeds and feeders are appropriate for the different species of winter songbirds and observe birds at the park feeders from the warmth of the park office. Find out which birds can eat while hanging upside down. Weather permitting, we may try feeding the chickadees from our hands. Participants can register for free bird feeders (donated by Harvey Rock Co. and Bev Pozega) and free thistle seed donated by Tractor Supply. This program is free and appropriate for children as well as adults.
For those of you interested in learning the basics of Cross Country Skiing or looking to improve your technique, attend a free Cross Country Ski Clinic. Ron Falch and Tim O’Brien will offer tips on waxing, as well as information on Classical and Skate-skiing. If you are considering the purchase of cross country ski equipment and have questions on how to get started in this silent sport, Ron and Tim will answer them. For those of you who have your own skis, bring them along. Join Ron and Tim as they ply their sport on the Prairie Trail (an easy to intermediate skill level trail).
The Winter Bird Feeding Program will begin at 10 a.m. and the Cross Country Ski Clinic will start at 11 a.m. Both programs will be held at the park shop which is located approximately ½ mile from the park office on the left side of the road. A Wisconsin State Park admission sticker is required for entrance to the park. If the office is not staffed, please purchase a park sticker through self-registration located near the front door of the office. Both programs will be held regardless of the temperatures are outside. In case of hazardous winter driving conditions, the programs will be canceled. For more information, or to register in advance, please call 608-996-2261.