Letter to Environmental Assessment Team of Great River Trail Extension of Flyway Trail 4-26-2022
Invasive thistle. Loss of buffer strips and visual shields for wildlife. Run-off, sedimentation. Loss of pollinator plants. Additional disturbance in a roadkill zone. Trail will lead wildlife to a roadkill zone. Regulating E-bikes.
Red-headed Woodpecker story in MINNPOST, November 2, 2021.
“Red-headed woodpeckers have declined 95% in Minnesota since 1970, the largest loss in any state or Canadian province…North America has lost 29% of its birds since 1970, according to a study published in the journal Science in 2019. The continent’s population has dropped by 2.9 billion adult birds…”
Red-headed woodpeckers, Covid-19 – Wisconsin State Journal, April 19 2020
This commentary appeared in The Wisconsin State Journal, La Crosse Tribune, Winona Daily News and Red-headed Woodpecker Recovery Project Newsletter during spring 2020
Breeding Bird Census, upper Mississippi River, Gloria Mundi Press, April 22 2003
In June in southern Minnesota, the pearly gloss of dawn creeps across the Mississippi about 4 a.m. A mile wide, the river easy slowly…
Birder’s World – June 1998
The song came from the top of a cottonwood tree towering through a small gap in the dim, green light of the forest canopy…
Birdwatcher’s Digest, January/February, 2004
The Stubby gray shape hung two or three inches over the edge of the nest of sticks and was absolutely motionless. The nest was deep in a floodplain forest…
Birder’s World, June 1997
A sudden burst of notes leaped into the dusk, a flute-like “ee-o-lay” followed by a slower, bell-like trill. The song echoed against a steep hill across a creek…
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The preservation of Aghaming’s nature and Richie’s involvement, courtesy of Big River Magazine May-June 2018.
The Mississippi River Revival sponsored newspaper columns and winter walks, advocating for the protection of Aghaming Park and Preserve, 1,000+ acres of wetland (backwater) habitat used by the red-shouldered hawk and other declining wildlife species.
The Mississippi River Revival sponsored newspaper columns and spring walks, advocating to protect Aghaming Park and Preserve, 1,000+ acres of wetland (backwater) habitat used by the red-shouldered hawk and other declining wildlife species.