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Protecting the bats of the Kickapoo Caverns

Off a winding country road in rural Crawford County, the cave system known as Kickapoo Caverns has been attracting visitors ...

Connecting with nature alongside Madison’s naturalist-in-residence Qwantese Winters

Qwantese Winters' goal is to get people outside more. As Madison Public Library's Naturalist-in-Residence 2023, she wants people to think ...

Painting the landscape: Earth Day in the Heartland

Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson helped organize the first Earth Day in 1970, after growing concerns for the environment. Since then, it’s ...

From food waste to fertile soil: UW-Milwaukee program helps students compost

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee students have been helping turn food waste into nutrient-rich soil. A new program called Panther Pails brings ...

In Sauk County, a conservationist helps farmers transition to managed grazing

Serge Koenig has served Sauk County, Wisconsin, for nearly 30 years as a county conservationist. He’s seen numerous changes throughout ...

Tilia The Conservation Dog: Sniffing Out Invasives In Wisconsin

Every spring, when the wild parsnip sprouts and the elusive salamanders begin to breed, the team at Mequon Nature Preserve ...

The Resurrection Of Lord God Bird

Birds are dominating the spotlight at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum this month as the acclaimed Birds in Art ...

New Moms – One Human, One Bear – Have An Encounter In The Woods

No one wants to have an encounter with a bear – well most of us anyway. But a run in ...

Encounter With A Mother Bear

No one wants to have an encounter with a bear – well most of us anyway. But a run in ...

DNR Educator Highlights Crane Migration At Sandhill Wildlife Area

In the backwoods of central Wisconsin, Britt Searles is in her environment and has an eagle eye for spotting wildlife ...

Wisconsin Life #402: “Guiding Lights & Gurus”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Deneen Carmichael, a very busy small ...

Benedictine Sisters Weave Faith With Environmental Care

For a community of Benedictine nuns in Dane County, “going green” isn’t just a fad. It has roots dating back ...

One Woman’s Lessons Learned From Observing The Fox River

As a child, I was taught that a river was the lifeline of an area.  It fed its residents, allowed ...

Journey To The Center Of Wisconsin

Editor's Note: Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth is a classic work of 19th century science fiction. After writer Alex Bledsoe ...

Planting The Future

Seventy years ago, an innovative program to reforest the Great Lakes and teach natural resources management took root in Eagle ...