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What's on your bucket list?
2022-09-16 09:23 How I checked off a “bucket list” item   What are your absolute “must do’s” in this lifetime?   I find that my list often changes from year to year as I change and grow as a person, but a few item...
Raven or Crow?
2022-08-26 09:13 A familiar sight that I often see on my drive to and from work, or really anywhere around the Northwoods, is medium to large-sized black birds flying overhead, perched in trees, or hopping along the s...
Way Up There: Canoe Trip to the Boundary Waters
2022-06-29 14:22 Last year, I had the opportunity to join a group of friends on what I consider a “pretty awesome trip.”   "X" marks out campsite. Red indicates our canoe route.   It all began when a friend aske...
Changing Lives One Student at a Time
2022-05-19 15:52 On a cold winter morning in 1995, I stepped into a big van with 11 of my classmates, our environmental science high school teacher, and our luggage for the weekend. While we went on many adventures to...
Five Keys to a Fun Family Hike
2022-04-26 16:21 During uncertain times of late, I think we've all been searching for a way to keep busy and get our kids and families outside more than usual. Hiking is something my family has always done. This p...
Raised Bed Gardening
2022-04-01 15:35 Gardening in the Northwoods is not easy, even during the best of times. With the Northwoods' sand- and clay-based soils, short growing season, and wind transported seeds constantly blowing into th...
Silver Syrup
2022-02-24 17:36 Can I tap Silver Maples to make maple syrup?   The short answer is, YES! In fact, it was stated by early Ohio settlers that Silver Maple sap is superior to other maple sap varietals in terms of suga...
Survival In the Snow
2022-01-25 13:18 The Subnivean Layer - Ever Heard of it? Few things are more magical than a Northwoods winter. The sun sparkles on the snowy white blanket making everything shimmer. Conifer branches bow low to the gr...