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Patty and John Mueller are long-time environmental educators. Their newest mission is to teach people about the importance of preserving habitat for neo-tropical, migrating birds. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Randy Hanson)

Teaching couple raises awareness about winged travelers

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John and Patty Mueller will be traveling to Costa Rica for three weeks in July as a part of burgeoning effort to raise awareness about the countless songbirds that migrate between there and Hudson each year.


It’s a natural thing for the two Hudson schoolteachers to do. They were both environmental educators and naturalists, fresh out of college, working for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, when they met 33 years ago.

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Randy Hanson
Randy Hanson has reported for the Star-Observer since 1997. He came to Hudson after 11 years with the Inter-County Leader at Frederic, and eight years of teaching social studies. He’s a graduate of UW-Eau Claire.
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