The Mississippi and Rock Rivers are important flyways for migrating birds that winter and summer in Wisconsin. And they are wetlands for year-round species.

The Rock River's Horicon National Wildlife Refuge, managed by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, is often referred to as the "Everglades of the North."

The 24/7 4-K Mississippi River Flyway LiveCam in Wisconsin, operated by the Raptor Resources Project, provides wonderful views and understanding of the creatures around us and spectacular seasonal landscapes

Nature photographer and editor Glen Loyd lives on the Rock River in Janesville. Glen is a community blogger and not part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the Gazette staff or management. Glen is a community blogger and is not a part of The Gazette staff. His opinion is not necessarily that of the The Gazette staff or management.

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