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Burning Brush Piles

Every year when there is snow on the ground, we burn brush piles that were made earlier in the year. These piles are made up primarily of...

Seeding the Prairies

Over the past year or two, both Zoerb and Lookout Prairies in Hixon Forest have been undergoing restoration and have been expanded...

Tree Puzzle Solved!

Within less than a day, Jim Rogala solved the Tree puzzle. Congratulations Jim! He will get the maple syrup! He describes his methods...

Those Puzzling Trees

OK all you math whizzes out there, here's your second puzzle. Remember the first one? It was in a previous blog post where two sticks...

The Ladies Have It!

Everyone loves orchids. They are not very common and are widely appreciated for their delicate beauty. One orchid, the Great Plains...

Weevils to the Rescue!

On August 5, 2021, root weevils were released by Friends of the Blufflands on the Mathy property in the blufflands near La Crosse. This...

Golden Moments Redux

So, it has been about 2 months since the Golden Moments puzzle with the two sticks was posted. Pat Wilson solved the puzzle nicely in the...

The Gall of Those Ants!

In 2010 a variety of oaks and some shag bark hickory trees were planted in an old corn field located on the corner F and FA. This is up...

"I swear by Apollo..."

“I swear by Apollo the physician, and by Asclepius and by Hygieia and Panacea….”. So begins an old version of the Hippocratic Oath taken...

Entangled Prairie

Merlin Sheldrake’s “Entangled Life” is a fascinating book about the role fungi play on the stage of life. He tells the story of the...

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