Area Report

West-Central Wisconsin

 VERNON COUNTY - Toads and gray tree frogs are calling, although cooling temperatures will depress their calling over the short-term.
House wrens, upland sandpipers, brown creepers, and rose-breasted grosbeaks, are some of the recent songbird arrivals. Hummingbirds, orioles, catbirds, bobolinks, and many warblers will be arriving soon.
Turkey hunters are reporting moderate gobbler numbers and success, said Dave Matheys, wildlife biologist in Viroqua.
HOFFMAN HILLS STATE RECREATION AREA - Our area is seeing a few of the large flowered trilliums, just starting to pop out. The other woodland flowering plants are out, the birds are migrating through, the snakes have been seen on the trail areas and everything is looking lush and green with this wet weather, said Penny L. Thiede-Klish, visitor service associate.

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