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Whippoorwills and Words: An Evening on the Wisconsin River

July 6, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Do you like scenic views? Do you like the sound of the Eastern Whippoorwill? Then this event is for you.

Join us for a very special evening of Whippoorwills and Words at Ferry Bluff State Natural Area. We will meet at 7:30 p.m. and take a short hike to the top of the bluff. While we wait for the birds to sing, we will listen to short stories and poems from August Derleth, a native of Sauk City, and one of Wisconsin’s most prolific writers. We will also learn about the Eastern Whippoorwill. In Wisconsin, the Eastern Whippoorwill is considered a species of “concern” due to loss of habitat. One dollar of each ticket will be donated to the endangered species fund. This is an excellent opportunity to hear this bird at a very scenic location. Cookies will be served as a snack. Please bring your own water/beverage. You must be able to hike up hill a short distance (about 15 minutes) to participate in this event. Unfortunately, there is no accessibility for those with movement restrictions. A complete list of what to bring and directions to the location will be emailed to participants after you register. A rain date has been set for July 7. Pre-registration required. Will practice safe hiking practices. The trip leader is fully vaccinated.


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Ferry Bluff State Natural Area
E9974 State Rd 60
Sauk City, 53583
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