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 […]
Last Friday Doug and I got a ton of technical advice and hands-on experience about FARMING WITH BENEFICIAL INSECTS; CONSERVATION BIOLOGICAL CONTROL when we participated in the inaugural Xerces Society […]
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 […]
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. […]
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?
Deer are the largest and most dramatic wildlife most of us see on a regular basis. This summer we enjoyed watching a mother and her two fawns regularly explore their botanical buffet within feet of our bedroom window. They were incredibly endearing at such close range, but a cloud hung […]
Want to make a significant difference in the world in a beautiful way? Plant native flowers! According to the Xercise Society, fruits and seeds derived from insect pollination are a major part of the diet of approximately 25 percent of all birds, and of mammals ranging from red-backed voles to […]