For the second year in a row, scores of snowy owls spent the winter in Wisconsin, delighting bird watchers. While those owls are now flying back to the Arctic, some are communicating their whereabouts to every cell tower they pass. One of those is a bird named Goose Pond, who was released near Madison as part of a national tracking effort called Project Snowstorm. – See more at: http://www.isthmus.com/news/news/high-tech-transmitters-snowy-owls/#sthash.hDHpk0zr.dpuf
For anyone who lives on or near the Great Lakes, we are about to get a great opportunity to learn a lot more about our climate and weather. All you […]
The Passenger Pigeon – who in their billions used to blacken the skies but were driven to extinction in 40 years — is a sobering parable. Last week I learned much more […]
Last fall and early winter, Underhill House had the fun/honor of being featured in a very special publication, Curb Magazine.
Here is an article I just wrote for Isthmus, a Madison, WI, weekly newspaper. WHERE HAS ALL THE RESEARCH GONE? Federal Cuts Threaten Research at UW-Madison. This situation isn’t confined […]
In the instant we signed the papers and took charge of our 44 acres back in November 2003, we became stewards of many thousands of trees, including several swathes totaling […]
Saturday we joined a group of about 20 people to help our friends, Jim and Marci Hess, who live near Blanchardville, WI, seed 12 acres of brand new prairie. […]
This fall in the Midwest, and perhaps particularly in the Driftless Area, the leaf color has been over the top. Breathtaking, heart-stopping gorgeous. In the sun the leaves radiate color […]
We designed Underhill House to be energy efficient, and this week we finally whittled down our energy use a little more with an umbrella-style clothesline.
We feel blessed by the bats in our barn, but with White Nose Syndrome now present in Southwest Wisconsin – how much longer will they survive?