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 […]
Nature Festival – Water, Land and Sky
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 […]
Nature Festival – Ashland
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 […]
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 […]
Lost and Found concert
Some of my good friends, Chuck and Ruth Werth, asked if I would come to the Lost and Found concert at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lebanon on Feb. 22 to take photos. Side note: Chuck used to be the pastor there and he also confirmed me. Music, photos and friends? How could I say no?
I remember […]