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One tough rock: Central Wisconsin’s Rib Mountain survived volcanoes, erosion and glaciers

There's a rumor that Rib Mountain in central Wisconsin is an extinct volcano. It seems somewhat reasonable...You can see it ...

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 ...

After a yearslong search, Wisconsin’s oldest tree is revealed. Sort of.

Close your eyes and imagine the oldest tree in Wisconsin. When I would do this, I used to picture something ...

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 ...

The hunt for the perfect winter coat

With long cold winters, many of us develop a deep and sometimes fraught relationship with our winter gear. Christi Clancy ...

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 ...

A squirrel tale: A chance encounter offers a reflection on the importance of play

I opened my jacket as I walked, odd for mid-winter, but the warmth of a January thaw was welcome. I ...

Snow Makers Keeping Wintertime Fun

When the temperatures drop and the snow flies in Kewaskum, most people hunker down. For Jason Wood and Danny Dorn, ...

Dogsledding In Northern Wisconsin

Dogsledding has been a family affair for writer Julie Buckles. She and her husband, Charly Ray, caught the bug when ...

Winter Hitchhiker Tests Balance Of Safety And Compassion

Driving home on a snowy night, author Crystal Chan and her mother encountered a hitchhiker in the blowing snow. The ...

Wisconsin Native Conquers the Seven Summits After MS Diagnosis

Lori Schneider has climbed each of the Seven Summits, the highest mountains of each of the seven continents, an incredible ...

It’s Not “All Work and No Play” for Campground Hosts

Camping is usually an opportunity to relax, enjoy nature, and leave the world behind. For the volunteer campground hosts at ...

Mechanic Shop Femme Drives Message Of Education And Empowerment

Growing up, Chaya Milchtein was never driven to learn about cars. “I did not know anything about cars. In fact, ...