The Ghosts of Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area
By Lindsay Renick Mayer Quincy Bluff and Wetlands State Natural Area is haunted by ghosts. That was my impression even before I first visited the 6,600-acre state property earlier this month. The afternoon before my trip, I had spoken to Stan Temple, professor emeritus of environmental studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and he told me about the gruesome scene that played out at Quincy Bluff in 1871: “That year a major portion of all the passenger pigeons in the world nested in central Wisconsin,” he had explained. “Quincy Bluff is pretty much in the center of the 850-square mile
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