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Natural Connections: The Speed Of Spring

This week's featured outdoor article by Emily Stone - Naturalist/Education Director at the Cable Natural History Museum.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - May 10, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Natural Connections: Honeysuckle

The non-local species of honeysuckle have pairs of upright flowers which are sometimes pink; round, bright red berries; and a brown or hollow center to their stem.

Emerald Ash Borer Detected In Washburn, Taylor Counties

Emerald ash borer has been detected in Washburn and Taylor counties for the first time, leaving only one Wisconsin county without a positive detection.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - May 3, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Natural Connections: Plant Professors Of Early Spring

"Over the years, I’ve found that this Professor Hike activity is very effective at connecting students to nature."
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Finishing Work On US 53 Project In Washburn County Set To Start

Work includes restoring disturbed areas, placing permanent pavement markings.

Resurfacing Project On Wis 77 In Hayward East To Start

Work also includes cleaning, lining or repairing culverts, placing pavement markings.

Wisconsin Regionwide Pavement Marking Project To Start

Work includes replacing epoxy paint on sections of highways in 17 counties.
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Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Apr. 26, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Natural Connections: Woodcock Dating Game

"I’m not sure what traits woodcocks are looking for in a partner, but I want to hang out with someone who goes looking for woodcocks!"

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Apr. 19, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Natural Connections: Appreciating Earthly Gifts

What if we stopped calling trees, water, minerals, fruits, fish, soil, and everything else Natural Resources and started using the term Earthly Gifts?

Road Closure On CTH A At USH 53 For Safety Concerns

Washburn County residents are advised of a significant road closure.

Annual Work Zone Awareness Week Promotes Highway Safety

Gov. Tony Evers has proclaimed next week (April 15-19) as Work Zone Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Apr. 12, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Apply Now For The 2024 Wisconsin Elk Season

New this year, the Black River Elk Range will be open to hunting for the first time since elk were reintroduced to the state.

Natural Connections: Finding Snow Fleas

In their damp habitats, springtails are essential members of the community.
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Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Apr. 5, 2024

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Washburn County Officials Advise Drivers To Pay Attention, Slow Down This Construction Season

Washburn County Highway Commissioner Brian Danielsen urges people to drive carefully in highway work zones.

Previously Undetected Parasite Discovered In Wild Wisconsin Trout

DNR: Anglers, Please Clean Your Gear.
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Protecting Birds From Your Windows

This week's Natural Connections article by Emily Stone.

Natural Connections: A Trend Of Predaceous Diving Beetles

Predaceous diving beetles regularly fly between bodies of water, and these 1.5 inch-long insects have been observed around homes recently.

Natural Connections: A Vocabulary Of Seeing

“Let’s start with the evergreens,” I told the small group who’d showed up for my tree identification program.
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