Specialized Wound Care at Spooner Health
Specialized Wound Care at Spooner Health

Natural Connections: The Magical Mesic Forest

"Anne Torrey was a student in both my Natural Connections writing workshop last winter, and my Master Naturalist training this spring"

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Friday, Aug. 5, 2022

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

2022 Bonus Antlerless Deer Harvest Authorizations Available For Purchase Aug. 15

The Wisconsin DNR today announced that bonus antlerless harvest authorizations will be available for purchase.
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Natural Connections: Deer Flies (My Dad Suggested #$%& Deer Flies As The Title)

"It's natural to curse these blood-drinkers and cheer the wasps who eat them."

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Friday, Jul. 29, 2022

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

Natural Connections: Pretty Pipsissewa

Pipsissewa is a delightful flower of the shady forest.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jul. 22, 2022

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

Natural Connections: Kids And Bugs

A juvenile female banded garden spider became Princess Entelegyne for an evening.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jul. 15, 2022

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.
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Natural Connections: Carnivorous Caterpillars

This harvester butterfly started their life as a carnivorous caterpillar munching on aphids.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jul. 8, 2022

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

Natural Connections: European Skippers

The little rust-colored butterflies you may have been seeing in great abundance lately are European skippers.
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DNR Wardens Join Local Boat Patrols For Operation Dry Water

Boat Sober, Wear Your Life Jacket This Holiday Weekend

Natural Connections: Stinky Stonewort

"Last week I asked what new mystery I would discover the next time I went exploring in a fen. This week, we followed our noses and found chara."

Natural Connections: Bladderwort Turions: Mysteries In The Fen

"And what new mystery will I discover the next time I go squishing around this magical place with muck between my toes?"
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Give Butterflies, Bees And Other Pollinators A Lift During Pollinator Week, June 20-26

Celebrate Wisconsin’s Native Pollinators By Creating Habitat, Volunteering And More.

Be Bear Aware: Encounters Increase During Summer

Follow these steps to avoid attracting black bears and what to do if a bear is near your home or cabin.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jun. 17, 2022

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

Natural Connections: Cotton, Not Cottonwood

The green fruits on this aspen catkin have split open to release their tiny seeds—each surrounded by a tuft of fluff that will carry it away on the breeze.

Northern Zone Smallmouth Bass Season Starts June 18

Anglers should note that there have been some changes to the bass regulations for some lakes in the northern zone.

Northwest WI Regional Construction Update - Jun. 10, 2022

Road construction project updates for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.
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Elk Monitoring Volunteers Needed In Flambeau River State Forest And Clam Lake

The Wisconsin DNR is seeking volunteers to host cameras in the Flambeau River State Forest and Clam Lake to effectively monitor the reintroduced elk herds in Wisconsin.

Natural Connections: Nature’s Drumbeat

Anne Torrey, of Gordon, WI, participated in a Natural Connections Writing Workshop I led last fall and is continuing to hone her craft. I hope you enjoy her unique account of witnessing a common event.

Multi-Enterprise Pasture Walk – Luck, Saturday, June 11, 10 AM

The Anathoth Community Farm is home to Mike Miles, Barb Kass, and their extended family.
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