The Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources (WDNR) initiated a program they call the Head Start Program. The idea of this program is to foster endangered turtles through their most vulnerable predation stage, which is when they are very small and their shells are soft. Out of the 11 turtle species in Wisconsin, 5 are on the endangered list; the remaining 6 are in moderate decline. This program serves several of the turtle species but fosters out the ornate box turtle and the wood turtle, both endangered because of the pet trade. [Read more…] about Head Start Program for Wisconsin Turtles
What’s in a name?
When the developers created this subdivision, they looked around and said the rolling hills reminded them of Ireland. They looked through county names and decided on Westmeath, originally named because it is west of Meath County. The major industry in Westmeath County in Ireland is farming and agriculture, making it a nice match for this area of Wisconsin! [Read more…] about What’s in a name?