Ken Sikora wrote this in an e-mail the other day: "Thanks for the Winter Seeding of a Prairie, Donna! Just last Thursday I did broadcast seeds in an existing prairie, trying to improve the wildflower diversity and fill in some thin spots. I did it knowing it was going to rain Friday, which would … [Read more...]
Bald Eagle Goes Virtual
Bald Eagle Watching Days is going virtual for 2021! For years, bald eagle lovers have flocked to Sauk City, Wisconsin, one of the premiere destinations for watching these birds. But this year, people will be able to attend their favorite annual event virtually, watching these great birds from the … [Read more...]
What’s Happening to Land Use?
The first formal study of erosion took place under the Soil Conservation Act of 1935. Through the years, it has been updated by many Acts. The Rural Development of Act of 1972 implemented a land inventory and monitoring program, which generally follows a complex sampling of five-year increments. For … [Read more...]
Tundra Swans on the Mississippi River
Last week we visited my dear friend and Wild Ones member Mandy Ploch. She has a cabin near the Mississippi River, and we ventured out to see the Tundra Swans. The Islands The islands are shoreline- and shallow-water zones and are an important habitat for plants and wildlife. Aquatic vegetation … [Read more...]
It’s Pollinator Week!
This week, June 22-28, 2020, is when we celebrate pollinators. This is the week we celebrate the special species in our lives – the bees, birds, butterflies, bats and beetles. It is a special time to pause, celebrate pollinators and focus on what we can do to help pollinators thrive in this world of … [Read more...]
It’s the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Today is April 22, which marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. "Before 1970, pollution was rampant. Air pollution was widespread, toxic fumes billowed from factories and automobiles, and enormous fish die-offs occurred in the Great Lakes." (Nature Scoop) After returning from World … [Read more...]
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