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A Love Story

May 2, 2019

Planting Rare Plant Species   This story begins and ends with my love of one species: the downy gentian (Gentiana puberulenta). The downy gentian is not the easiest gentian species to grow, but much of its difficulty is a result of the limits humans have imposed on it, not necessarily a fault of the gentian’s ecology or life cycle.  Learn more...

Protect Land and Water

May 2, 2019

Join in the initiative for Wisconsin.    Momentum is building for a 10 year reauthorization of the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program and it's crucial that legislators hear a consistent message that we need a 10 year reauthorization to give the conservation community consistency and predictability in funding so that we can do the long-term planning that land deals require.    Learn more...

On Faded Wings

May 2, 2019

Eggs being laid on new milkweed.   The monarchs of the overwintering generation have only a few weeks left to live. The worn-winged butterflies are no longer their brilliant orange, and most will have died by the first of May. Members of the new monarch generation will be emerging in great numbers any day. On fresh wings, those butterflies will complete the spring migration.    Learn More... 

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