Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary will be hosting a Soup Lunch at Long Lake Lutheran Church in Sarona at noon on Tuesday, March 12. This month’s topic is Wisconsin Elk by Laine Stowell from the Wisconsin DNR.
Held on the second Tuesdays of the month during the winter, each Soup Lunch features a different guest speaker on a nature topic, along with a delicious lunch of homemade soup, crackers, and dessert. This month’s speaker is Laine Stowell, DNR wildlife biologist, who will discuss elk management in Wisconsin. Elk colonized Wisconsin post glaciation, along with native peoples. They coexisted until European settlement, then due to over exploitation, elk disappeared from WI. In 1995 a study was initiated to investigate the feasibility to restore elk to Wisconsin. Since the release of 25 elk in 1995, Wisconsin has learned a great deal about elk and have formulated management to establish a sustainable elk presence in Wisconsin.
Registration is not necessary. Soup Lunch programs are free to attend. Free will donations will be accepted to help fund environmental education programming at Hunt Hill.