Furbearers of Wisconsin; Diversity, Trapping & Management

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Course Title: Furbearers of Wisconsin; Diversity, Trapping & Management

Fee: $25

Dates:  1/7 & 8/2020

Class Hours: 2 hours in class and 3 hour hike 

Maximum Attendance:  15

Time:  1/7, 1-3 pm (in class), & 1/8,  1-4 pm (hike) 

Duration:  5 hours

Location:  Mercer Public Library and MECCA trail system for hike 

Course Description:   The name Furbearer refers to a diverse group of mammals that have an interesting history of harvest and population management.  We will discuss the different species of Wisconsin’s furbearers, their life histories and adaptations. Following our in-class presentation, we will go to the MECCA trail system for a short hike in search of sign of these interesting mammals.  

Biographical Instructor Information:  Annie McDonnell is the Naturalist & Volunteer Coordinator at North Lakeland Discovery Center for the past 2 years.  She earned degrees in Biology and Wildlife Ecology from Montana State University in Bozeman, after which she spent 5 years researching grassland songbirds, waterfowl, and owls throughout Montana, Idaho, and North Dakota.  Annie has been involved in the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas and owl surveys for 4 years. Annie is an avid hiker, mountain biker, kayaker, skier, and birdwatcher.