Joe Rogers

Students experience wild lesson in classroom

November 18, 2010 // 0 Comments

by BETH ALTENA Joe Rogers considered the cliffs of Pictured Rocks in the Upper Peninsula his office for over 20 years, and in that time he has listened to the howls of wolves in the blackness of night and seen eagles hatch and fledge. This semester he brought some of that wildness to Rockford with a visit to Crestwood Elementary School where he told the students tales of [...]

All eyes on you

October 22, 2009 // 0 Comments

Students at Crestwood Elementary were riveted by the wild bird show put on by Joe Rogers of the Wildlife Recovery Association. They learned that loons are not closely related to ducks but are related to penguins. Students had many questions about the owls, hawks and turkey vulture they were able to see as well as a pigeon and chicken they were able to pet. The visit was [...]

Wild Birds Unlimited offers free live bird program

July 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

“Looking an American eagle or great horned owl in the eye is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said Laurie Tieman, who manages Wild Birds Unlimited, 5426 Northland Drive. The store will offer a free live bird show on Saturday, July 25 from 2 to 3 p.m. Famed wild bird rescuer Joe Rogers will bring approximately ten live rescued birds. “It’s really almost selfish on [...]