Wildlife thrives today in Crex Meadows because of a wetland restoration project by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. If you are interested you can Google Crex Meadows to get more background information.
I originally heard about Crex Meadows several years ago. I found it again early this spring as I was researching wildlife locations for a spring photo shoot. After some quick planning and packing we headed up to northwest Wisconsin. Arriving at about 3:00 pm on a hot Monday afternoon, we got some information and maps at the Visitor/Education Center and headed out into the wetlands. It was an incredible experience and I was able to shoot a wide variety of wildlife during our 3 day stay. I am hopeful that I have correctly identified the birds. If there are errors please let me know. I hope to touch on all of the wildlife that I photographed and observed.
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|North end of the Meadows. My wife took this shot of me |
for our scrapbook. Just posing, not shooting.
|Trumpeter Swan and chicks|
|Canadian Goose and goslings|
|Blanding's Turtle (Endangered species)|