Earlier this year, in January while the weather was warm (which is a rare treat for us Wisconsinites), we planned a trip to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Not only is the refuge a beautiful 43,000+ acre paradise, but it is home to hundreds of species of mammals, birds, fish, and insects. It was once farmland, until the settlers slowly abandoned it and the CCC boys worked hard to make it what it is today.
No matter who you are or where you’re from, you will enjoy the refuge and all it has to offer.
Are you a photographer? There are countless places to hide while photographing your favorite species.
Are you an ornithologist? The many species of birds will have you hopping from one spot to another, and the number of Whooping Cranes will amaze you.
Are you a homeschooling family looking for a field trip? You don’t have to pay a thing to enter the refuge and peruse the Visitor’s center, and there are many hands-on activities, a reading corner with windows over-looking the marsh, a small theater, and friendly people who will give very informative tours of the refuge.
So, in shorter words, I definitely recommend visiting the refuge and seeing what it has to offer!