August 9 Chautauqua Program in Ferryville, WI to feature “Driftless Prairie, Savanna and Woodlands: A Journey of Discovery”

The Ferryville Tourism Council has announced its third Summer Chautauqua Series program to be held in the Ferryville Village Hall Wednesday, August 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The presenter will be Armund Bartz, the Driftless Area ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Natural Heritage Conservation Program. Treats are provided.

Bartz will be speaking on “Driftless Prairie, Savanna, and Woodlands: A Journey of Discovery”. His talk will take attendees on a journey though southwest Wisconsin, and he will discuss and share what a remnant prairie and associated savanna/woodland habitats really are. His talk will involve plants, reptiles, butterflies, moths and birds that inhabit these areas. Also included will be ways individuals can not only appreciate these specifically diverse areas, but also how they can continue to protect them.

The Ferryville Tourism Council is very happy to be adding a fourth program to its Summer Chautauqua Series this year. Wednesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m., the Summer Chautauqua Series will feature Dr. Patrick Jung, who will be speaking on the “Battle of Bad Axe: Massacre on the Mississippi in 1832”. More information about that program will follow, but those interested can mark that date on their calendars now.