Like many people in the Midwest, I was cheered this summer to observe many more Monarch butterflies than I have seen in many years! It has been one of […]
We would all like to know when hail is about to pelt us. You can help make that more possible.
Knowledge is power! It can also be a lot of fun. Doug and I have been taking care of our 44 acres since 2003, and I still find myself getting […]
If you want to think global and act local in or near Iowa County, check out EcoARC for some great options.
Thousands of volunteers nationwide are helping to make understanding and forecasting weather more accurate.
“It’s both awe-inspiring and humbling to look out my office window and see the first prairie restoration in the world.”
Doug and I are so glad to be members of the Blue Mounds Area Project (BMAP). Fueled by the efforts of a part-time professional ecologist and a lot of […]
This Saturday, anyone living near Madison WI will have a chance to get up close and personal with science. The University of Wisconsin-Madison takes sharing its research with its citizens very seriously. I’ve written about the amazing accessibility of the science on this campus in the past. (see Twinkle, Twinkle, […]
I just learned from a UW press release that one of my favorite new buildings in Madison, WI, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery, has been named 2012 Laboratory of the Year in an international competition sponsored annually by R&D Magazine. Because this structure is nested between two of Madison’s major traffic […]
This exciting news release from University of Wisconsin Madison offers another reason to like lichens! Lichens and mosses are well-known barometers of the environment. With no real roots, they literally soak up their food from thin air – living on water and nutrients extracted mostly from the atmosphere. They come […]