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Dan Wilcox

April 11, 2017
A good-sized yellow perch from Polk County, Wisconsin caught last summer. Dan Wilcox photo.
Wild Side column: Early spring fishing takes optimism
April 11, 2017 - 6:20am
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
March 6, 2015
Wild Side: Big birds back from verge of extinction
March 6, 2015 - 8:24am
April 12, 2012
Carol Wilcox photo.
Wild Side: A jump start on spring this year
April 12, 2012 - 1:16pm
February 17, 2012
Visible light image of Earth on Jan. 4, 2012 from NASA VIIRS Suomi NPP satellite data. NASA image.
Wild Side: A startling view of North America from space
February 17, 2012 - 9:28am
September 16, 2011
Wild cucumber with spiky seed pods clambering up trees next to our garden. Dan Wilcox photo.
Wild cucumbers climb high this year
September 16, 2011 - 9:25am
June 9, 2011
An ephemeral gully showing unacceptable soil loss from a field east of River Falls. There used to be a grass waterway there. Dan Wilcox photo
Wildside: Uncovering the dirt on dirt
June 9, 2011 - 12:51pm
May 25, 2011
Elk hair caddisfly, magnified about 20 times. Dan Wilcox photo
Wild Side: Caddisflies excite trout, anglers
May 25, 2011 - 3:29pm
April 13, 2011
Wild Side: Spring peeper calling
April 13, 2011 - 2:11pm
March 17, 2011
Bill Smith of River Falls with a king mackerel and guide, Eloy Cueavas.  Carol Wilcox photo
Wild Side: Cheeseheads in paradise, again
March 17, 2011 - 12:45pm
March 3, 2011
Backwater on the St. Croix River near Scandia, Minn., in June last year. Note the dense floating mat of filamentous algae.  Randy Ferrin photo
Wild Side: Restore the St. Croix River by limiting what flows into it
March 3, 2011 - 12:30pm
December 9, 2010
Badger observing and smelling the real world. Photo by Dan Wilcox.
Wildside: Are we living in the real world?
December 9, 2010 - 12:22pm
November 17, 2010
Badger and a grouse he retrieved on the dock at Mason Lake.  Photo by Dan Wilcox
On the Wildside: Not grousing about grouse hunting
November 17, 2010 - 1:34pm
September 24, 2010
Carol Wilcox with a fine lake trout. Dan Wilcox photo
Wild Side: Fishing deep on the big lake
September 24, 2010 - 1:22pm
September 9, 2010
The Rush River upstream from the lower bridge in Martell on Sept. 1.  Dan Wilcox photo
Wild Side: Rushing rivers shape their courses
September 9, 2010 - 8:58am