Kemp Natural Resources Station, a University of Wisconsin research and teaching facility in Woodruff, is offering Summer Camp seminars in May. All sessions are free of charge unless otherwise specified. The complete schedule is available at kemp.wisc.edu. Sessions may be held in the Boathouse Classroom, the Fralish Library & Lounge at the Mead Residence Hall or in the outdoor pavilion.
The following seminars will be offered at Kemp Natural Resource Station:
Wednesday, May 22, 7 p.m. – Northwoods Wildlife Management & Issues
Participants will enjoy a fireside visit with Scott Craven, extension wildlife specialist (Emeritus), UW-Madison.
Monday, May 27, 7 p.m. – Forest Management & Wildlife
Those who attend will learn about early succession forest management for ruffed grouse, woodcock and other associated wildlife.
Wednesday, May 29, 9 a.m. to noon – Fish Ecology & Management
WDNR fish biologists discuss fish ecology and management in northern Wisconsin. The crew will pull in a fyke net set along the shores of Lake Tomahawk containing a variety of fish species.
Thursday, May 30, 1 to 3:30 p.m. – Managing Wildlife Conflict
USDA APHIS Wildlife Services team demonstrate how the agency manages wildlife conflicts in Wisconsin with a focus on beaver, bear and wolves.
Friday, May 24, 6 p.m. – Birds of the Night
Amber Roth from Michigan Tech University will lead the session of bird watching at dusk. The main difference between dusk and dawn for bird watching is in the cast of characters encountered. Following an indoor presentation, participants will make a trip off station to look and listen for thrushes, whip-poor-wills, woodcock, nighthawks and owls under a full moon.
Personal vehicles will be driven caravan-style to the outdoor program site. Participants should anticipate approximately 30 minutes for travel. Detailed maps and driving directions to the site will be provided before station departure. Those attending should wear outdoor shoes/boots to protect against muddy conditions.
For more information, contact Karla Ortman at (715) 358-5667 or visit kemp.wisc.edu.