You’ve heard about March Madness, but what about matchmaking madness? Peregrine falcons are back at Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) and We Energies power plants and ready to find love, lay eggs and raise their young.
This year, there are live nest box cameras at one WPS power plant and three We Energies facilities:
- Oak Creek Power Plant
- Port Washington Generating Station
- Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee
- Weston Power Plant in Rothschild
Activity will be picking up over the next few weeks. Last year, the first eggs were laid in late March. If all goes well, this year’s class of fluffy falcon fledglings should make their arrival later this spring.
Also coming up this season, you can help WPS name the chicks in a special contest sure to rally your team spirit. We’ll share more details — and updates on each nest box — on Twitter and Facebook all season long.
Peregrine falcon program
WPS and We Energies began installing peregrine falcon nest boxes on power plants in the early ’90s. So far, 433 peregrine falcons have hatched at WPS and We Energies facilities — that’s 20% of all peregrine falcons born in Wisconsin.
This program is another way WPS and We Energies are building a bright, sustainable future. From helping endangered animals and restoring natural habitats, to building new solar facilities and reducing carbon emissions, WPS and We Energies are committed to a cleaner future.