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April 3, 2015
Box elders falling into upper Plum Creek in Pierce County. (Dan Wilcox photo).
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
April 3, 2015 - 10:38am
March 19, 2015
Some Peterson-style nest boxes ready to set out for returning bluebirds. The design is from “Woodworking from Wildlife,” 1992, by Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota DNR. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Bluebirds are looking for housing
March 19, 2015 - 9:52am
March 6, 2015
Wild Side: Big birds back from verge of extinction
March 6, 2015 - 8:24am
February 20, 2015
The Dixie Mainline trail runs parallel to the coast for nine miles north of the town of Suwannee, Fla. The trail goes through cypress swamp and crosses several tidal creeks. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Wild blank places on the map
February 20, 2015 - 10:23am
February 16, 2015
A clammer in a ‘bird dog’ boat heading out from Cedar Key at low tide. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
February 16, 2015 - 1:40pm
January 28, 2015
A clammer in a "bird dog" boat heading out from Cedar Key at low tide. (Dan Wilcox photo.)
Wild Side: Cedar Key: Where the farmers wear wet suits
January 28, 2015 - 9:16am
Who’s breeding in your neighborhood? Citizen participation needed for new bird atlas
January 28, 2015 - 9:07am
January 13, 2015
Grants available for trails and parks
January 13, 2015 - 9:26am
January 8, 2015
Cedar Key, Fl., is a village on a group of islands about 10 miles south of the mouth of the Suwannee River. (Google Earth image. North is to the upper left.)
Wild Side: A long trip south to the Suwannee River delta
January 8, 2015 - 10:08am
January 2, 2015
An American crow has a brain that is, relative to its size, as big as that of a chimpanzee. (Photo by Jack Bartholmai, Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas)
Wild Side: Learning in a murder of crows
January 2, 2015 - 8:56am
December 12, 2014
Paige Olson, Dan Wilcox, and dogs Rip and Jack, with a couple of roosters on a cold day in November. (Dave Jensen photo)
Wild Side: Hunting scarce and elusive pheasants
December 12, 2014 - 10:20am
December 3, 2014
The late Bruce Foster of River Falls is shown deer hunting along Mason Creek in 1985. Submitted photo.
Wild Side: Change of pace: Deer Hunting in the Banana Belt
December 3, 2014 - 8:35am
A chart issued by the WDNR shows harvest figures from western counties and a comparison with last year's harvest.
Recent season's buck harvest 8 percent behind last year, safest ever recorded; buck kill up in Pierce
December 3, 2014 - 5:33am
December 1, 2014
Jack Decheine, son of Jason and Laura Decheine of River Falls is shown with his very first deer shot on the morning of Friday, Nov. 28,  in the Rush River Valley near Maiden Rock. The 8-pointer was taken while Jack was hunting with his father, Jason. Submitted photo by Milt Helmer.
Young man bags his first deer
December 1, 2014 - 9:21am
November 24, 2014
Whaling ships in the harbor at New Bedford, Mass. in October, 1901 near the end of the whaling era in the United States. Barrels of whale oil are in the foreground. (NOAA photo)
Wild Side: How should we manage novel ecosystems?
November 24, 2014 - 10:58am