STAFF BLOG THE WANNABE BIRDER Teenage starlings
An extended family of starlings blew in with Monday's gale.
The clan includes a number of juveniles -- one can tell from their grayish-brown color, slightly smaller and plumper stature and behavior.
... Posted on 6/9/09 at 6:45 AM
To show appreciation for those who serve in the U.S. military, on May 19 — Armed Forces Day — the National Park Service begins issuing an annual pass offering free admission to all 397 national parks for active duty military members and their dependents.
I thought we should stay home. Nine-year-old Jack thought otherwise.
The Wisconsin fishing opener was at hand; a day when the angling community celebrates with trips to the lakes, rivers and streams throughout the state. There is always an anticipation of hooking into fish.
It may still be a few years off, but the Brule River State Forest staff is looking forward to an upgrade at the Afterhours Trail.
“We’re moving forward with a proposal to create a new warming shelter at the Afterhours Trail,” said Kevin Feind, a ranger for the Brule DNR. “It should be very nice.”
Spring phenology sightings keep trickling in as spring progresses. Wild ginger, barren strawberry, polygala, blueberry, and Juneberry are blooming. Grass — and dandelions — are growing enough where landowners are starting to mow their lawns.
Following a night of restless sleep my son and I huddled together in the woods as a chilly dawn broke on another day. We were blended in seamlessly amongst a small stand of pines for just over an hour before our hopes faded; there would be no big tom turkeys dancing out of the forest for us.
Fifteen youth hunters between the ages of 12 and 16 converged at the Wascott Four Seasons Recreation Club ball field facility April 9 to meet with their mentors and other facilitators from the Gitchee Gumme Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation. For the next day and a half they would be learning to hunt turkeys in Douglas County.
By Kevin Feind/For the Superior Telegram
, April 23, 2010
Italian skier Fabio Santus broke the 50K Birkie skate course record with a time of 1:56:58.6 in the 37the annual American Birkebeiner held Saturday.
Rebecca Dussault, the returning champion, defended her title by winning the women’s skate division with a time of 2:18:18.1.
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