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Hibernaculum: Woman Contemplates Hibernation As Winter Coping Strategy

Before natural historians understood that some birds fly thousands of miles south each winter, they looked for other ways to ...

A Wolf Named Kristi

It’s peak summer vacation season for many people across Wisconsin. Some families are creatures of habit, returning to the same ...

Artist Creates Portraits Of Beloved Horses And Dogs

Classically-trained artist Marie Fritz Perry is an animal lover and competitive horsewoman. She’s combined interests as an artist specializing in ...

Appleton Man Runs An Oddities Store

In the lobby of an Appleton tattoo parlor, there’s an inkling of something strange. Step inside “The Body Shop” on ...

The Dips And Swings Of Wisconsin Winter Weather

Winter is full of its ups and downs, both in our moods and in the temperatures. Helene Phelps reminds us ...

Geologists Rewrite The Story Of Wisconsin’s Boaz Mastodon

This year marks a major anniversary for one of Wisconsin’s most famous fossils. But before they could celebrate, Madison geologists ...

The Comfort Of A Leopold Bench

I remember my first Wisconsin hike, ten years ago, just after moving here from Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains.  I stepped from ...

Discovering An Ecosystem

Lately, I have been on the trail of a muskrat.  Before winter, his muddy mound of a home appeared through ...

Artist Creates Portraits Of Beloved Horses And Dogs

Classically-trained artist Marie Fritz Perry is an animal lover and competitive horsewoman. She’s combined interests as an artist specializing in ...

Wildlife in Need

Four years ago, the non-profit, Wild Instincts Rehabilitation Center near Rhinelander opened their doors to treat sick, injured and orphaned wildlife.  Nancy ...

Mustang and Burro

Every so often, wild horses and burros captured in the western United States are trucked to Mequon by the Bureau ...

Trapper

Fur trapping drove Wisconsin’s economy for more than 200 years. Trapping remains a way of life for some Wisconsinites, including ...

Moskey Basin

The list of what makes a place special is endless. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn tells us about what is for ...

Playing Possum

We celebrate Earth Day this week. Many animals have evolved the ability to feign death. Writer Jill Sisson Quinn witnessed ...

Just a Chicken

Chickens have become common backyard animals in areas urban and rural. Chicken-sitting for neighbors, writer Heidi Hodges considered the relationship ...