This Week: May 21, 2021

Round-up of weekly news for Wisconsin landowners



Image of purple loostrife.

Purple Loosestrife Biological Project Launched In Fond du Lac

Biocontrol Project Reduces Impact of Invasive Purple Loosestrife.

stone artifacts

Study offers earliest evidence of humans changing ecosystems with fire

Wildfire Today, May 15, 2021

Mastery of fire has given humans dominance over the natural world. A Yale-led study provides the earliest evidence to date of ancient humans significantly altering entire ecosystems with flames 85,000 years ago.

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Study shows habitat loss leads to decline in eastern monarch butterfly

Vancouver Sun – Postmedia News
Publishing date: May 19, 2021

Researchers at Simon Fraser University are hoping that the eastern monarch butterflies don’t experience the same precipitous decline as western monarchs.

Image from peregrine falcon nest box live stream.

Green Bay is for the Birds

Check out the live stream of the UW Green Bay peregrine falcon nest box.

Wisconsin Degree Days

Many plants sprout and flower based on how warm it has been. Check out this chart from the Wisconsin DATCP to see how your neck of the woods compares with average temperatures so far this year.

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