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All the sunny dry weather we’ve had over the past few weeks means plenty of opportunities to get outside for some day hiking.

No one considers time or money when they’re picking blackcaps. Time sloughs off and away and the only consideration is the matter at hand. Mon…

It’s that time of year when most of us want to be on, around or in the water. In fact, I suspect that there aren’t too many people who live in…

It's the middle of the summer, the spring mud is gone and the bugs are, well, still here but down from their June levels. So that means it's t…

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SPOONER - The Northwest Wisconsin Graziers Network, Shell Lake Upper Yellow River farmer-led watershed council and University of Wisconsin-Mad…

While I still sing the praises of my old bird book and appreciate its immediate, at-a-glance browsability, there are more tools than ever for …

When I was a kid, I was entranced by bugs and all manner of creepy-crawlies. Ants, pill bugs, daddy longlegs, millipedes — I would get down on…

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When my new collection of essays was published last month, a local person sent me this message: “I never ever thought Lake Hallie was remotely…

It’s nesting season! My birdhouses have had several different species in them this summer including tree swallows, house wrens and bluebirds. …

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The idea was simple: Choose a tree, and every day, thank that tree for allowing me to breathe.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I recently made an attempt to try out a new trail that was rudely interrupted by a not-at-all-in-the-forecast …

Let’s start with some good news! I recently reported that there were concerns among avian scientists that backyard bird feeders could aid in t…