May 19 was the first day of the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival, and we didn’t waste any time exploring the water, land and sky.
Our first stop was to the Kakagon-Bad River Sloughs, or what some call the “Everglades of the North.” The Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa owns more than 16,000 acres of […]
I can hardly believe it’s been over a month since I was up north trying to spot warblers and other migrating birds flitting through trees and over the water during the 10th annual Chequamegon Bay Birding and Nature Festival. Hundreds of bird and nature enthusiasts flocked to the Ashland, Wis. area from May 19-21 to […]
A few weeks ago I spent a Saturday morning getting fresh (chilly) air and dirty hands at Barneveld Prairie.
The Nature Conservancy held a volunteer work party there on the parcel of land known as the Muehllehner Addition on May 14 to collect invasive garlic mustard. So now I know that the “pretty” white flowering plant that […]
March 30, 2020
After week 2 of quarantine from COVID-19, we got some excitement at the Haas Haus. My favorite neighbirds, the Hatches, returned to clear out the hole in the tree out front. The last couple of summers it has been occupied by a raccoon and her babies, so the nuthatches had a lot of […]
Drew and I started moving into our first home together in November 2015. Although it’s located in the city of Madison on the west side in a populated area, it is in a quiet neighborhood with many large, established trees. We knew right away that there would be tons of squirrels around, but as the […]
The leaves are really falling now, but I was able to take some family photos a few weeks ago at Lapham Peak in Delafield when they were still hanging on. Along for the shoot was Lisa R. and her kids Nate and Alyssa, as well as Nate’s girlfriend Amber and their dog Gaby.
When it’s fall in southeast Wisconsin, families head to Ebert’s Greenhouse Village in Ixonia. Pumpkins, corn stalks, wagon rides, animals, games – the place has everything. It’s beautiful walking through the grounds that are covered in a carpet of colorful mums this time of year.
So I was excited when Family B. wanted (Tim: agreed) to […]
This time of year – when the leaves start to change and the golden corn is harvested – always seems a little bittersweet. While the sun accentuates all the natural beauty, I have to accept that the days are getting darker and colder … and soon the trees and fields will be bare.
So, I’m going to rewind to […]
Damian F. loves to hunt and ride on his ATV. So, naturally, he wanted to incorporate his hobbies into his senior portrait shoot on July 18.
We dodged the rain that day, but it was still muddy and the mosquitoes were pestering us as we walked and rode around my parents’ farm in Lebanon.
I identified a […]
Sunflower Days at Pope Farm Conservancy. I heard about it for the first time on Tuesday after scrolling through my Wisconsin Trails e-newsletter and then again on Thursday from my good friend, Julie.
I finally clicked online to read an article written by my former internship editor, Chelsey Lewis, and quickly checked for updates on the Facebook page for […]