Woodbine Nature Trail: Just Passing Through

© Photographed June 13, 2015
Nelson Dewey State Park
Cassville, Grant County, Wisconsin
42.731872, -91.017633 (entrance to park)
42.741251, -91.028895 (trail head, approximate)
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Just Passing Through

Bird Migration
Each year, millions of birds migrate through Nelson Dewey State Park in the spring and fall. The Mississippi River is one of four main migration routes in North America. Forty percent of North American waterfowl use the river as a migratory flyway. Overall, 327 bird species use the river corridor in spring and fall.

In the spring, some birds stay here to next while others continue north to their traditional nesting grounds in other states or Canada. In fall, they come back through while traveling south to spend the winter in warm areas that will provide them with food, water, and shelter. Birds migrating south are insect, fruit, fish, and nectar feeding species.

Several special birds you may encounter while at the park include the Cerulean Warbler, Kentucky Warbler, Prothonotary Warbler, Acadian Flycatcher, Red-shouldered Hawk, Osprey, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and Bald Eagle. Bird checklists are available at the office.
The marker is located along the Woodbine Nature Trail, adjacent to the "Family Campground" inside Nelson Dewey State Park, and is accessible from northbound County Highway VV, north of its intersection with Great River Road / Wisconsin Highway 133, at or near 12190 County Highway VV, Cassville, Wisconsin 53806.

A Yellow-Billed [sic] Cuckoo may be found eating Fall Webworms in August and September.
The blue lines indicate how far away birds come from in the fall to migrate through Nelson Dewey State Park.
The Osprey is a fish eating [sic] bird that can be seen near the river in the late summer or early fall.
Looking back at the trail head, with my camper in the distance.

At the Woodbine Nature Trail trail head.

Dexter's rarin' to go!

The marker is located at Nelson Dewey State Park in Cassville, Wisconsin.

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