Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

Appropriate social distancing with a bunch of inappropriate frogs

We tried to socially distance ourselves Sunday afternoon at the Navarino State Wildlife Area, but we ran into a loud bunch of amorous Anura amphibians -- frogs for those who aren't making a pretentious, alliterative jump. We heard them before we saw them and I found myself thoroughly charmed, until our resident biologist pointed out [...]

A perfect pepper promise

A perfect pepper promise

Even on the grayest days, we have a cheerful reminder that neither spring nor love ever fails, though sometimes they do take their time. We have other reminders too -- that challenged roots grow deep, tiny shoots are stronger than they look, basil makes everything taste better and grandparent vigilance stands eternal. All this because [...]

Glamorous person of dirty water

Glamorous person of dirty water

Every year around this time, Lake Winnebago, presumably as annoyed with the lingering winter as the rest of us, heaves up its ice and hurls it toward shore. The resulting ice shoves, like almost everything associated with Wisconsin’s largest lake, can be both troubling and beautiful. While the name itself might be undignified, reportedly “person [...]