Feast With The BeastThis is a story I wrote for the Spring Fling Writing contest.
To See, Or Not To SeeThis is a story I wrote for the #50PreciousWords contest.
Valentine’s Day RocksThis is a story I wrote for a Valentine's Day writing contest.
Birds of a feather flock together
Knowing that today would be chilly (and, apparently, snowy), I went to see my mom yesterday for a physically distant yet socially connected Mother’s Day.
Mom and I at McCarthy Park 4/18/2020
In a typical year we would be gearing up for a long weekend in Bayfield County for the Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival […]
Arboretum – Spring Sunset Walk
It’s been almost four years since I’ve blogged, and it just so happens the UW Arboretum was my last post in 2016. I’m not promising any regular schedule of posting, but I will share when I feel like it. :)
Even though I went for a refreshing walk at McCarthy Youth Conservation Park yesterday, I […]
Arboretum – Hawk Rescue
Somehow it was June the last time I walked through the UW Arboretum, and I knew I couldn’t let a beautiful fall day like this – mid-60s, sunshine and a light breeze to keep the mosquitoes away – pass me by.
My goal was to look for the changing colors in the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens on October 14, but […]
Arboretum – Summer Solstice
I have taken numerous bike rides through the UW Arboretum, but I had yet to walk on its network of trails.
That was before June 20, when a new biking friend invited me to attend one of the arboretum’s scheduled events: a summer solstice night walk. Let’s just say I’ve been missing out on some beautiful sights and […]
Thomson Memorial Prairie
Things aren’t always what they seem.
Take, for instance, Thomson Memorial Prairie just south of Blue Mounds. Reconsider shrugging it off as just another field near expansive farmland, because it’s actually one of the few remaining dry prairies in Wisconsin.
I traveled there on June 4 for a field trip through The Nature Conservancy (which owns and manages over 600 acres of […]
Nature Festival – Forest and Creek
Our third and final day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival was bittersweet. There was still so much we could potentially see on the trails, but we were getting worn out from all the walking. And the mosquitoes – they got pretty bad, too.
North Country Trail
The hilly hike along the North Country National Scenic […]
Nature Festival – Caroline Lake Preserve
We explored Caroline Lake Preserve and State Natural Area near Mellen on May 20, the second day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival. It was fitting considering the lake forms the headwaters of the Bad River, which flows to the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs that we toured by boat the previous day.
Ensuring the water stays clean and […]