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Aldo Leopold’s Lost Radio Talks: Winter Bird Feeding

Conservationist Aldo Leopold gave a series of talks in the 1930s on WHA. Unfortunately, we don’t have the recordings but ...

Enumeration: A Cycling Itinerary For Southwest Wisconsin

There are many ways to bike Wisconsin. Kitt Healy enumerates an itinerary for biking the southwestern part of our state. ...

A Walk In The Milwaukee Woods

A beautiful spring day can feel like the last day of school when you’re a kid – an unbelievable release ...

Random Lake Man Has Raised Purple Martins For Over 60 Years

Ike Kumrow is a Purple Martin landlord.  He has 42 apartments on his front lawn near Random Lake, and all ...

Wisconsin Life #406: “Ardent Artists”

This collection of stories from people sharing their “Wisconsin Life” includes the story of Ike Kumrow, a Random Lake man ...

The Pleasures Of Simple Fishing

There are many high-tech ways to fish these days. But Ron Weber prefers to fish the simple way his grandfather ...

Mud Season, The Unloveliest Of Wisconsin Months

This weekend marks the first day of spring – at least astronomically. Writer Catherine Jagoe tells us why this time ...

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 ...

Humans Teach Cranes To Be Cranes In Baraboo

The International Crane Foundation, based in Baraboo, works around the world to save cranes. Producer Breann Schossow spent a day ...

The Hermit And The Goshawk

The hermit had a name but no one knew it, or almost no one did.  Francis Zirrer, an import from ...

One Woman’s Lessons Learned From Observing The Fox River

As a child, I was taught that a river was the lifeline of an area.  It fed its residents, allowed ...

Seeing Wisconsin From a Unique Perspective

E. Arti Wulandari’s Wisconsin Life started in Fall of 2006, when she began graduate study at the University of Wisconsin—Madison. ...

Snowbirds Migrate Home to Wisconsin

In a flash of orange and red, the first red-winged blackbird of our drive north glides along a fence line ...

Remembering the Passenger Pigeon

One hundred years ago, a passenger pigeon named Martha died in captivity in a Cincinnati Zoo. She was the last ...

Dr. Evermor

Dr. Evermor has been turning bits of metal and other salvaged parts into fantastical sculpture since 1983. Behind Delaney’s Surplus ...