Wetland Coffee Break
The Wetland Coffee Break series helps keep our community of wetland lovers connected and learning about wetlands throughout the year, from anywhere! Bring your coffee and learn about wetlands, the plants and animals that call them home, and the many natural benefits they provide to our communities. Sessions are held on Zoom and feature time for audience Q&A.
See below for a list of upcoming presentations and to register. Once you register, you’ll receive an automatic email including the URL link and password you’ll need to access the meeting. We record and post each presentation so you can watch any that you missed live. You’ll find links to these recordings below, and you can also find them on our Facebook page.
We are grateful to all of the presenters for sharing their knowledge and expertise and to everyone interested in learning more about wetlands! If you are interested in giving a Wetland Coffee Break presentation, or if you have a wetland topic you’d like to see covered, please contact Katie.Beilfuss@wisconsinwetlands.org.
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Chiwaukee Prairie: A conservation story through photos
Friday, January 28, 2022
Chiwaukee Prairie is home to a tremendous amount of biodiversity—more than 450 species of plants, nearly 200 species of birds, and an immense variety of insects. The Wisconsin DNR has said that Chiwaukee is arguably the single most important site to conserve in the entire ecological landscape of Southeast coastal Wisconsin. The international Ramsar Convention on Wetlands agrees and designated the Chiwaukee – Illinois Beach Lake Plain as a Wetland of International Importance in 2015. Join Dr. Dana Garrigan to hear the story of the preservation of Chiwaukee Prairie via a spectacular photographic tour. Dr. Garrigan spent the past two years photographing the unique species found in Chiwaukee’s wetlands and remnant prairie habitats in preparation for a photo exhibit that is now open at the Kenosha Public Museum.
Watch previous presentations
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Join butterfly expert Mike Reese to learn about several Wisconsin wetland habitats and the butterflies that you could expect to find there.
Learn about the ecology of wild rice (Manoomin) as well as its cultural and ecological significance, and hear about the challenges it is facing in a changing landscape.
Wetland Coffee Break: Snapshot Wisconsin: Gathering and using trail camera data in wetlands and beyond
Learn about how the trail camera data from the Snapshot Wisconsin project can be used to monitor wildlife in Wisconsin’s wetlands and beyond and how you can get involved.
While all wetland practitioners know the impact of the SWANCC decision on wetland jurisdiction, few people know the backstory of the site that led to this monumental court decision.
Learn how presenter Nancy Aten’s work practicing ecological restoration, especially involving wetlands, interacts with her work as a monotype printmaker.
Wetland Coffee Break: Old lineage, new threats: The Ouachita map turtles of the Lower Wisconsin River
Learn about some of the modern-day challenges to turtle nest survival, focusing on the map turtles of the Lower Wisconsin River.