Topics of Seasonal Interest
courtesy Purdue Extension

We put a lot of time and effort into planting trees. Fences can be one of the best ways to protect those trees from deer browse.

I saw my first robin last week. And I’ve been hearing cranes. I love spring, and what it brings back to us, or we hope it brings back to us. Many landowners report bird watching as a favorite activity in their woods. Do you know what birds are using your woods and trees? Are there some birds you hope to catch sight of? In a previous blog post, we talked about what you can do to attract wildlife to your property. The first step in that process though, is knowing what is there now. In this post, we’ll share a few ways to monitor birds on your property.

Marsh marigold

It almost seems a little late to be doing a spring wildflower article, but I’m reminded that it really is still early spring when I walk in the woods around central Wisconsin. There is something wonderful about seeing the color, sometimes poking through the snow. The green of spring is refreshing, but the yellow of the marsh marigolds celebrates the coming warm sun. Even better, some of these early spring plants provide a tasty treat as we get ready to plant and harvest our own gardens.