Falcon banding
 Employees at the Valero Ethanol Plant in Jefferson were witnesses to the banding of three peregrine falcon youngsters recently. The plant has been home to a nesting pair of adults for more than a decade and usually results in young falcons being banded in May. Last year, the falcons did not produce any babies because a late spring chill destroyed the eggs. Greg Septon, who helped reintroduce the species to Wisconsin in 1987, was on hand to band the young birds. He is shown here with one of the three babies, who were witnessed being banded by between 20 and 30 Valero employees and their children.

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