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An oak savanna restoration in progress.  This part of the Foster Conservation Reserve in River Falls was overgrown with invasive common buckthorn a few years ago. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Prairie enthusiasts restore oak savanna
January 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
January 10, 2016
Falls of the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls in the 1860s. (Wisconsin Historical Society photo)
Wild Side: Clean, clear, cold and free-flowing
January 10, 2016 - 9:16am
December 30, 2015
Snowshoe at Willow River Jan. 9
December 30, 2015 - 11:32am
December 25, 2015
Black capped chickadees have excellent memories of where they cache food.  (Wisconsin DNR photo)
Wild Side: Where did I store all that food?
December 25, 2015 - 11:04am
December 8, 2015
Serpentine tunnels carved by emerald ash borer larvae under the bark of an ash tree. (Photo from Don’
Wild Side: Protect your ash; don’t move firewood
December 8, 2015 - 11:51am
November 21, 2015
The top photo shows the remaining small stream. What’s left of the dam is visible in the lower left corner of the photo.(Photos by Mike Demulling, manager of the New Richmond Regional Airport)
Willow River State Park lake has different look
November 21, 2015 - 5:32am
November 12, 2015
Walking ferns with pointed leaves growing on a moss-covered limestone boulder. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Many plants still green in November
November 12, 2015 - 2:22pm
October 30, 2015
A hunter and his dogs at the start of a pheasant hunt on a beautiful fall morning. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Watch out for friends and dogs when hunting
October 30, 2015 - 9:56am
October 15, 2015
Young hunters Meagan Borchardt with a pheasant, Sydney Cernohous, Ethan Cernohous and Bennet Cernohous enjoyed the Pheasants Forever youth hunt Oct. 3 at the Hopp Farm near Beldenville. (Sheri Carlson photo)
Wild Side: Pheasants Forever fun at ‘HoppDakota’
October 15, 2015 - 3:11pm
October 6, 2015
St. Croix Rowing Club Commodore and 2015 world champion Kris Miller in the club’s Hudson boathouse just off First Street. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Chuck Nowlen)
Gliding down the river with the St. Croix Rowing Club
October 6, 2015 - 10:41am
September 22, 2015
Looking south from Raspberry Island in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, toward the Wisconsin mainland and a thunderhead growing over Iron River.  (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Fascinating fluid dynamics on the Big Lake
September 22, 2015 - 9:57am
September 3, 2015
A Common Nighthawk is well-camouflaged. (Photo by Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren / Wikimedia)
Wild Side: Aerial acrobats off to South America
September 3, 2015 - 2:13pm
August 21, 2015
How to tie a bowline. Illustration from “The Six Boy Scout Knots” by John Geffre.
Wild Side: It pays to know some good knots
August 21, 2015 - 8:47am
August 15, 2015
Boy Scouts of New Richmond Troop 144 attacked buckthorn with loppers and trichlopyr after getting instruction from Jack Rasmussen, “The Buckthorn King.” Since that start, Ruwal Freese’s “Buckthorn Brigade” has continued that work on Tuesday mornings when weather permits.
Prairie Day set for Aug. 22 at Willow River
August 15, 2015 - 2:27pm
August 13, 2015
A bighead carp captured by the Minnesota DNR near Bayport this summer after anglers reported catching the invasive fish in the area. (Photo via MN DNR)
Feedback sought on St. Croix Watershed Plan to address aquatic invaders
August 13, 2015 - 11:01am