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Little known truths about lilies of the valley

Lilies of the valley are often considered a beautiful, yet high-maintenance plant. For writer Nancy Jorgenson, they will forever connect ...

The goose pond: Finding healing in presence

Sometimes, an ordinary experience surprises us — turning the mundane into something extraordinary. Writer Crystal Chan felt this on a ...

Wisconsin farmer reflects on a life in agriculture in book of poems

The poetry in Daniel Smith’s book “Ancestral” reflects on life and farming in the Driftless area of southwestern Wisconsin. WPR’s ...

Pregnant in a pandemic: When parenting begins before the birth

The pandemic has been hard on many parents. For N’Jameh Russell-Camara of Milwaukee, her parenting started earlier than she expected, ...

A savory gift of gratitude

Writer Crystal Chan loves to cook. During the pandemic, she traveled home often, enjoying long stays with her parents. To ...

Food traditions: Smoked fish

There are few fishermen like Mike Valley left on the Mississippi River. Valley is a third generation fisherman, the work ...

Why are most Wisconsin waterfalls up north?

Tom Hornung from Madison reached out to WHYsconsin wondering why most waterfalls in Wisconsin are in the northern part of ...

My weekend with the doe

Though sunny weather was forecast, my Memorial Day weekend plans did not include picnics or fishing. Yard chores and planting ...

To morel or not to morel

Morel mushrooms are a coveted treat in Wisconsin every spring. But the right conditions for finding them can be as ...