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 […]
At first, I was excited to find bats nestling into the gorgeous geometry of our timber frame barn. Doug and I are well aware of the key role bats play […]
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.”
Here is an article I wrote that appeared this week in Isthmus, Madison’s weekly newspaper: A first-of-its-kind study analyzes how much Madison-area gardeners produce and why Surprise, it’s not just about food! Denise Thornton on Thursday 09/15/2011 When Vincent Smith came to Madison to study urban agriculture, he picked fertile […]
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 […]
I spent the evening of Independence Day sitting in front of my barn. The sunset was a gift of deep color fanning out across the entire western sky. The crescent moon set through narrow bands of cloud. And then the real show began as the fireflies lifted off from grass […]
I had an article published in Isthmus this week that I’m very proud of and excited about. Citizen science is a topic near and dear to my heart. These are the people like you and me who are going to make a real difference in the world. A full moon […]