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Lake love: Embracing both new and old experiences

Writer Jill Sisson Quinn and her son had a summer routine. They would go to their local lake for a ...

Bless these pests: Welcoming the garden invaders

Ever feel like you’re constantly battling garden invaders? Dealing with the weeds, bugs, and critters can be a never-ending, daunting ...

Farmer Explains Why You Should Sing To Cows

I have previously confessed this crime. Specifically to note, I was born to Methodists.  Methodists by moral instinct rarely do ...

‘Where time can stand still’: Why most Wisconsin summer camps stay open for decades

Summer camps are a big deal in Wisconsin. Whether it's playing sharks and minnows, roasting marshmallows while sitting around a ...

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 ...