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January 11, 2017
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday said it has granted Endangered Species Act protection to the rusty patched bumble bee, a native species of Minnesota and Wisconsin that has been declining rapidly in recent years. Courtesy of the Xerces Society
Bumblebee species placed on federal endangered list
January 11, 2017 - 12:00pm
May 26, 2016
A honeybee approaches an apple blossom. (Photo from the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Wild Side: It's hard to be a bee in Wisconsin
May 26, 2016 - 9:04am
May 11, 2016
Faculty no-confidence votes approved at UWM, not at Eau Claire; State delays, restructures debt payments again; 15 more state news stories
May 11, 2016 - 8:32am
April 27, 2016
Sugar maple flowers. (Photo courtesy Bob Klips Ohionese botany web site)
Wild Side: April showers bring out flowers in the forest
April 27, 2016 - 2:44pm
April 13, 2016
Hudson Hospital will offer free computer and cell phone recycling April 22
April 13, 2016 - 1:10pm
April 7, 2016
DNR announces Habitat Handout Day April 23
April 7, 2016 - 12:52pm
March 2, 2016
A project to build islands at the head of Lake Pepin not only would stop sediment but help reverse the filling in of the Mississippi River south of Red Wing. That is because the river there would be dredged to creat the islands, according to the Lake Pepin Legacy Alliance. The local grassroots group’s persuaded the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at least to study the idea. (Republican Eagle photo by Kyle Stevens)
Feds to consider Lake Pepin habitat project
March 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
February 26, 2016
State poll: Dems in virtual tie, Trump leads GOP; Poverty in Wisconsin hits highest level in decades; 12 more state news stories
February 26, 2016 - 7:30am
February 5, 2016
True snow birds.  A flock of snow buntings at the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust Kelly Creek Preserve northeast of River Falls. ( Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Arctic songbirds on winter vacation
February 5, 2016 - 1:15pm
January 21, 2016
An oak savanna restoration in progress.  This part of the Foster Conservation Reserve in River Falls was overgrown with invasive common buckthorn a few years ago. (Dan Wilcox photo)
Wild Side: Prairie enthusiasts restore oak savanna
January 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
January 10, 2016
Falls of the Kinnickinnic River in River Falls in the 1860s. (Wisconsin Historical Society photo)
Wild Side: Clean, clear, cold and free-flowing
January 10, 2016 - 9:16am
December 8, 2015
Serpentine tunnels carved by emerald ash borer larvae under the bark of an ash tree. (Photo from Don’tMoveFirewood.org)
Wild Side: Protect your ash; don’t move firewood
December 8, 2015 - 11:51am
November 11, 2015
Man accused of killing fisherman will claim self-defense when trial begins Dec. 7; Pipeline site damaged in northwest Wisconsin; 10 more state news stories
November 11, 2015 - 7:37am
August 12, 2015
Ron Kind column: Protecting the Beauty of Western & Central Wisconsin
August 12, 2015 - 10:23am
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
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