Every afternoon the museum’s pollinator garden draws me outside with the magnetic pull of its beauty, and the possibility of discovering somet…

Last week and this week I am writing about a personal challenge that I put on myself, to backpack 62 miles of the North Country Trail starting…

Along with all the famous scenic and wild areas around Northern Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota, there are any number of hidden gems that do…

This week and next I will be writing to you about a backpacking trip that I just came home from on a 62-mile section of the North Country Trai…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources once again is asking ruffed grouse hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who come across a sick or dea…

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One thing we have plenty of here in the Northland is water. Rivers and streams, inland lakes and of course that enormous freshwater sea at the…

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The Tour de France started in 1903 and has run ever since, except during the world wars. In the old-school, tours stages were ridiculously lon…

I am leaving in the morning for a week of backpacking on the North Country Trail and the following column is buying me some time! I live a way…

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As the start of summer brings more opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources reminds Wisconsini…

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I generally write in this space about birding, hiking or both, but every once in a while it seems like a good time to check out some of the ot…

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Cool water welled up around my ankles, and my feet reveled in the soft, woven texture of the bog mat as I set my muck boots next to a hummock …

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I have had a ton on my mind and schedule lately as well as a nagging injury, so I came up with the idea of bringing my golden retriever Ruby t…

A couple of times over the years, I’ve signed up to do the Chequamegon 100. Once was its first year, 2010, when I was busy moving to Ashland a…

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It’s summer no matter how you measure it: astronomical summer began on the solstice on June 20 and meteorologists already celebrated on the fi…

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The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced this week the results of its annual ruffed grouse surveys. Roadside ruffed grouse surv…

The temperature on the bank sign in Cable read 94 degrees when I returned from a field trip on June 4. It was only a short walk from the air-c…

Over the winter I noted in this column that I wasn’t seeing the usual suspects at my bird feeders, and I got varied feedback from readers abou…

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Saturday morning nearly 100 people set off on the annual Tour Divide. It usually starts in Banff, Alberta but this year started on the Canadia…

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