Category Archives: Wisconsin

The joy of being bullied

This week’s edition of “Story Worth” Did you have any serious accidents as a child? My regret about the many accidents I had as a kid was that the emergency hospital did not give out frequent flyer points, but I … Continue reading

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Down the middle of America

Heading home from Baraboo right down the middle of Wisconsin and Illinois. Got my last slice of Rocky Roccoco and headed south and east. My first photo shows the Wisconsin River flowage, Lake Wisconsin. You go slower on the country … Continue reading

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Trains, ships & Medusa Cement

We noticed when we were in Oak Park and Elmhurst that many trains went by on at-grade tracks. Trains are a key to our prosperity, but they are largely out of sight. America has the worlds best freight train network, … Continue reading

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Leopold landscapes

Taking advantage of my pilgrimage to the Aldo Leopold place, I stopped off in Madison. Always liked it there and Madison formed the backdrop for lots my thinking. I studied Greek and Latin. I forgot both, but the discipline of … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Nature

Old growth forest in Milwaukee Cudahy nature center is actually in Oak Creek, just off College Avenue. I started coming here sometime in the early 1970s, before it was a nature center and before Milwaukee County owned it. I used … Continue reading

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Working with Aldo Leopold

I am in Baraboo at a two-day seminar at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Leopold is the founder of an important stream of conservation, although I am not sure he would have taken credit for it. Leopold’s “land ethic” is both … Continue reading

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New forestry frontier

My latest contribution to “Virginia Forests” Magazine. This issue concentrates on urban forestry. They will no doubt edit and improve it, but the draft is what I wanted to say. The new forestry frontier The American Tree Farm System had … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold Foundation

I attended a program at the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo. We discussed conservation and how to communicate it with a more general public. The sessions are based on Leopold’s thinking and also his methods. He believed in learning actively. … Continue reading

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Aldo Leopold June 2016

Continuing with the Aldo Leopold conference, I was making notes on the speakers and thinking not only about what they were saying but also on some tangents. The main talks yesterday were about watersheds and how it makes more sense … Continue reading

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North Point changing woods

A few more forest pictures. When I first explored these woods 40 years ago, there were lots of little jack pines. Most are gone now. They grow after fires. In fact, the cones don’t even open up unless exposed to … Continue reading

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