Forward by Jerry Davis

Sauk City library checks out fishing rods to kids, too

A brilliant idea surfaced a decade ago in Sauk City and, after a long hiatus, it is finally coming to fruition. McFarlanes’ Retail and Service Center in Sauk City is a local business that seems to have everything for everyone.…

Turn journaling into phenology

Morel mushrooms appear when the oak leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear, someone once proclaimed. That was an old adage using phenology to correlate one event with another.  Even though this adage is no longer as accurate as it…

Nominate an ethical Wisconsin hunter for the 2018 annual award

A four-member committee just finished selecting the winner of the 2017 Wisconsin DNR Ethical Hunter Award. Next month, the presentation will be made at the new Vortex Optics Headquarters in Barneveld, where the company moved recently from Middleton. Vortex Optics…

About This Blog


Jerry Davis, of Barneveld, is a biology professor emeritus at UW-La Crosse, and is an Honorary Fellow in the Botany Department at UW-Madison.

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