Owls of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
February 18, 2016
7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Middleton Glen Retirement Community
6720 Century Avenue, Middleton, WI
(easiest to enter and park from the back, off of Pheasant Branch Road)
Presenter: Mike McDowell
Join all-around Conservancy bird expert, Mike McDowell for a hoooot of a time learning about owls of our area and beyond. Mike will share photographs and audio recordings of owls that are sure to raise your feathers in adoration for these amazing creatures. Mike will also share important information about owl behavior and what you should do if you are lucky enough to meet an owl. Bring your curiosity, questions and respect for these special birds!
RSVP's appreciated, email Colleen or call 608-767-2394.
Dear Pheasant Branch Neighbors,
Quite a few people have contacted the Friends with questions and concerns about about what’s going on with the pond dredging in Orchid Heights Park. We’ve tracked down answers to frequently asked questions. Thanks to Herb Garn and Warren Gebert from the Friends’ Watershed Committee for their help.
Thanks to all the citizens who have contacted the Friends. It’s great to be part of a community of interested, active and informed citizens.
Restoration & Management Committee Co-chair
Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
Please click here for the Fact Sheet PDF document.
Come support the Friends by participating in this "fun, run/walk" event. There are many fun activities in store before and after the big event. Register Now!
Newcomb Construction Gives the Friends a donation of $10,000!
With a goal of stimulating other groups to join them, Newcomb Construction donated $10,000 to support programs of the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy (FOPBC) in Middleton on Wednesday, Dec. 16. Bret Newcomb stressed the value of the Conservancy to the quality of life and to employers concerned about recreational amenities for their employees.
Pictured her from the left: Scott Markowski PE, Structural Engineer-Newcomb Construction ; Rachel Newcomb, Newcomb Construction; Tom Crozier, FOPBC Board Member; Dagny Myrah, FOPBC Board President; Preston Tokheim, Project Manager-Newcomb Construction; Bret Newcomb, President, Newcomb Construction; Ron Biendsel, FOPBC Board Member.
See our latest videos made by board member Dale Klubertanz
Monthly workdays are the third Saturday of each month, from 9 am to noon. Mark your calendar to save these dates:
Many hours of volunteer work have gone into establishing the prairies at Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The need for dedicated workers to enrich and extend the native landscape is ongoing. We’re looking to build up our base of volunteers to meet the challenges of the maturing landscape and the growing use of the Conservancy. For announcements about upcoming workdays, e-mail email@example.com and ask to be added to the R&M list.
Janet Kane and Jim Loving, Restoration & Management Committee Co-chairs
Check out our brochure for ways to get involved!
Kids for the Earth
Interested in presenting environmental topics for K-12 students visiting the conservancy? You can volunteer or join our paid naturalist staff - see our brochure or visit our Kids for the Earth page for details and contact information.
Through the support of members and volunteers, the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy have helped restore, protect and promote acres of prairie, wetlands, woodlands and savanna. Land that has been recovered from former farmland, unprotected wetlands and grazed savannas is now lovingly managed as urban wilderness through the efforts of the Friends to avail these native plant communities to wildlife and human visitors alike.
Over the years, through their contributions and as volunteers, hundreds of Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy members have supported the restoration and education efforts and activities that have availed the Conservancy wilderness area to classroom students and teachers. Middleton Cross Plains District and neighboring school districts have joined forces in providing these essential collaborations that open up the four walls of art & science classrooms to the real natural world of Pheasant Branch Conservancy. The Friends' Education Committee and Restoration & Management Committee have funded naturalists and programming to bring the student to these outside protected spaces as they become attuned to their connection and belonging to the wilderness environment, reflected in the native plant communities and wildlife in the Pheasant Branch Conservancy.
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