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Mississippi Valley Conservancy offers Winter Prairie Snowshoe Walk

NEW AMSTERDAM, Wis. (WXOW) –  Friday’s snowfall provided perfect conditions for a group of people outside of Holmen Saturday morning.

As part of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s Linked to the Land guided walks and hikes, community members strapped on some snowshoes and trekked along the New Amsterdam Grasslands to get a glimpse of how wildlife lives through the winter months.

The New Amsterdam Grasslands is a 310-acre nature preserve that provides a critical nesting habitat for all sorts of animals.

“The wildlife that would be here in the winter appreciates this snow,” Executive Director of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy Carol Abrahamson said.

“A lot of them will just tunnel down in the snow. It’s great for insulation and it keeps them nice and snug and warm.”

For a full list of the Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s upcoming events you can visit their website.

Joe Van Ryn

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