Osceola has been selected as the 100th Wisconsin Bird City! Bird City Wisconsin is a non-profit organization honoring municipalities for the conservation and education activities they undertake to make their communities healthy for birds and people.
To be recognized as a Bird City, a community must meet at least 7 of 22 criteria spread across five categories: habitat creation and protection, community forest management, limiting threats to birds, education, and the official recognition and celebration of International Migratory Bird Day.
Our community is committed to creating and preserving natural habitats in the St. Croix River Valley. The city of Osceola is made up of businesses, non-profit organizations, conservation groups, and individuals whose activities support and promote ecological growth.
On Wednesday, June 28 from 4pm to 8pm, we will celebrate this recognition with bird activities located throughout Osceola!
Here is the schedule of events:
At Lily Springs Farm located at 1930 60th Ave, Osceola, WI:
7:30 AM Early Bird Walk
At The St. Croix ArtBarn located at 1040 Oak Ridge Dr, Osceola, WI:
4-8 PM Bird Photography, Art Show, Sale, and Meet the Artists
4-7 PM Bird Crafts for Kids from the Osceola Public Library
5-7 PM Bird Games from St. Croix River Association
6 PM Bird Walk at the Brookside Trail led by Robin Maercklein
7 PM Bird Talk "Trumpeter Swan Story" by Sumner Matteson, "Migratory Bird Stopover" and "What you can do to make your property Bird friendly"
8 PM Bird City Award Presentation
FREE Admission - $5 Donation suggested for supporting Bird Friendly Habitat in Osceola.