This Week: January 4, 2021
Round-up of weekly news for Wisconsin landowners
The Citizen, Auburn, NY
Not until it began its extinction did I start to know Ash. Newly befriending the living in their last stages of vigor can be bittersweet; rich and previously unimagined relationships bloom as decline sets in and I wonder, how did I not know them sooner? What did I miss?
News Staff on Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Now is the time to start planning native landscaping to help birds, pollinators and other wildlife next year.
Adding just a few native plants can not only help provide food and shelter for pollinators, birds and other wildlife but can increase your chances of watching wildlife. Rain gardens with specialized native wetland plants can also help handle storm water on a property and help keep lakes, rivers and groundwater clean.
Let us take a break from early-winter cold to contemplate a summer wonder: the monarch butterfly. A seemingly delicate creature, practically weightless with gossamer-thin wings, it flits and floats like a leaf in the breeze.
The secretive ways of most mammals make them rare sights. Tracks are like an animal’s fingerprints in the wild.