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September 22, 2015
Looking south from Raspberry Island in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, toward the Wisconsin mainland and a thunderhead growing over Iron River.  (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Fascinating fluid dynamics on the Big Lake
September 22, 2015 - 9:57am
September 3, 2015
A Common Nighthawk is well-camouflaged. (Photo by Andy Reago and Chrissy McClarren / Wikimedia)
Wild Side: Aerial acrobats off to South America
September 3, 2015 - 2:13pm
August 21, 2015
How to tie a bowline. Illustration from “The Six Boy Scout Knots” by John Geffre.
Wild Side: It pays to know some good knots
August 21, 2015 - 8:47am
August 7, 2015
Wild Side: Trout fishing in the mountains
August 7, 2015 - 8:36am
August 6, 2015
Spring Valley teacher Pat Houlton caught this brown trout in an area creek last month. The fish was 29 inches long and weighed in at 17 pounds. (Submitted photo)
Spring Valley teacher nets big trout
August 6, 2015 - 9:25am
July 2, 2015
Jason Schladweiler inspects his gun at Game Unlimited Hunting Club in Hudson on Thursday. The hand-crafted gun is known as the “Mutt Gun” by his fellow state shooters. (Herald photo by Blaze Fugina)
The clays Hall of Famer
July 2, 2015 - 12:00am
June 30, 2015
Blue spiderwort flowering in our prairie, a first sign of summer.  Dan Wilcox photo.
Wild Side: Summer solstice is a fine time of year
June 30, 2015 - 4:03pm
June 15, 2015
Green slime in Big Round Lake in Polk County. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Green slime stinks of greed
June 15, 2015 - 4:18pm
June 1, 2015
Fishing derby is June 6
June 1, 2015 - 11:15am
May 28, 2015
A prized ‘big blond’ morel mushroom from our woods. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Delicious fungus among us
May 28, 2015 - 3:27pm
May 13, 2015
Wildside: Catching crafty crappies
May 13, 2015 - 2:36pm
April 29, 2015
Hepaticas flowering in our woods last week. Their flower show is over for the year now. (Carol Wilcox photo)
Wildside: It's finally spring again
April 29, 2015 - 8:35am
April 3, 2015
Box elders falling into upper Plum Creek in Pierce County. (Dan Wilcox photo).
Wild Side: Box elder trees are tough survivors
April 3, 2015 - 10:38am
March 28, 2015
Trout Unlimited announces grant for rehabilitation of Kinnickinnic River
March 28, 2015 - 9:14am
March 19, 2015
Some Peterson-style nest boxes ready to set out for returning bluebirds. The design is from “Woodworking from Wildlife,” 1992, by Carrol Henderson of the Minnesota DNR. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Bluebirds are looking for housing
March 19, 2015 - 9:52am