Alma will be featured on the entertaining TV show, Discover Wisconsin, as the show’s “Wisconsin Birding” showcases Alma’s birding opportunities this June 23rd and 24th, 2012. The episode highlights Wings Over Alma Nature and Art Center, watching for eagles at the Great Alma Fishing Float, Birding By Mini Train, and so much more. Being located on the Upper Mississippi National Wildlife Refuge makes it a perfect place for birding. “The natural beauty of Alma and the surrounding area provide opportunities for bird watching in environments that take your breath. Birds are everywhere ... whether you are in town, hiking the Buena Vista Trail or driving along the backwaters of the Mississippi River,” said Katherine Goodman, a volunteer with Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center.
Experience all the birding opportunities by land or water in Alma in this weekend’s episode of Discover Wisconsin, developed in partnership with the Alma Tourism Commission. Shot over the past year, the episode will air Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24 on the Discover Wisconsin broadcast network, reaching 250,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois and Upper Michigan. The episode airs state-wide on Fox Sports WI on Saturday morning at 10am, and locally on WQOW TV 18 in Eau Claire, Saturday evening at 5pm and on WXOW TV 19 in La Crosse, Sunday evening at 5pm.
Not able to catch the episode one of those days? View the full episode online at: www.discoverwisconsin.com/Destination.aspx?sdid=8658
The Wisconsin Great River Road was just voted “Prettiest Drive: Ultimate US Summer Road Trip” and this segment of Discover Wisconsin highlights much of the natural beauty of the area. Ted Ptaszynski, a recent visitor, sums it up “I was in Alma last month and I miss it already, one of the best places for nature in the Midwest.”
Discover Wisconsin is the nation’s longest running tourism program, and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout 2012. To learn more go to” www.discoverwisconsin.com.
For more info on Alma, Wisconsin visit their website at www.almawisconsin.com. For birding information visit Wings Over Alma at www.wingsoveralma.org.