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 […]
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 […]
Family B. – Fall
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 […]
Family M. – Summer
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. – Senior
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 […]
Family B. – Summer
Just a few days ago, miss Evelynn B. turned 3! She’ll celebrate with a birthday party tomorrow, along with her mom Heather, dad Tim, baby sister Eleanor and many other family members and friends. She was excited to try out some “poses” that her uncle Matt taught her for this summer photo shoot a couple of […]
Hennings Family Reunion
It’s been 17 years since we last had a family reunion on my mom’s side at our farm. Since then, the Hennings have added spouses and children, moved across the country and lost some loved ones … and also hair. But we haven’t lost our smiles and ability to reconnect.
We enjoyed an absolutely beautiful day catching up, […]