FOCB Scholarship Opportunity for UWM Field Station Summer 2021 Workshops

The Friends of the Cedarburg Bog (FOCB) is offering a scholarship opportunity for UWM students taking field biology classes at the Field Station.  This scholarship has been funded by generous donors to allow more UWM students to participate in field classes. Here is the 2021 FOCB Scholarship Digital Application that is to be completed and submitted to admin@bogfriends.org by April 19, 2021. Three field biology classes will be offered in summer 2021; Field Herpetology: Identification of Wisconsin Amphibians and Reptiles, Fishes of...

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August Happenings at the Bog

So what's up with the Bog at present? With the waning of summer, milkweeds are giving way to goldenrods; most of our wild orchids have retreated into dormancy; breeding has come to an end for most birds; and for many bird species fall migration is already underway. Blue Pickerelweed and Arrowhead are proliferating in Mud Lake along with white water lilies. Our resident Bald Eagles are not being seen together as often as previously; they are likely expanding their range, exploring where...

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Annual Member Meeting being held Virtually

As we are unable to gather safely due to COVID-19, we will not have our traditional hike and picnic. Rather, we are holding the meeting virtually between now and September 20, 2020.  While not as much fun as our traditional gathering at the UWM Field Station, we are hopeful to reach and involve more of our members by holding the meeting virtually.  The business of the meeting entails electing Directors and the Board of Directors updating members on FOCB activity over the past year....

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Videos for Bog Lovers

Friends of the Cedarburg Bog have gone virtual! In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cancellation of large group gatherings, FOCB Directors have begun to create short videos on our YouTube Channel to stay connected with our membership. Please check out our Channel by searching Friends of the Cedarburg Bog and Subscribe to be updated when a new video has been posted. Jim Reinartz took us on a guided hike out on the UW Milwaukee boardwalk in May to see the...

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Summer Happenings in the Bog

Hello Bog Friends, The continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and societal upheaval is still with us. In these times, it is important that we stay informed and involved, but also grounded. In this regard, please be reminded that the Bog is still here and going about its daily tasks and seasonal business. Please consider this missive as an attempt to maintain our connection with you and to also reinforce your connection to the Bog. Here is the latest update on Bog...

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