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July 20, 2018

Gardening in the north: Fighting off the four-legged fury
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There are a variety of systemic and spray deer repellants.
Contributed photographs

There are a variety of systemic and spray deer repellants.
It can happen in a matter of hours. One trip into town and on your return the Hosta garden that was at its peak is gone. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Oneida County AIS workshops set
The Oneida County Land and Water Conservation Department is holding two more aquatic invasive species (AIS) workshops in the month of June for anyone interested in learning more about AIS and how to perform watercraft inspections. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Hunting and Fishing photos
To submit photos of your catch, email outdoors@lakelandtimes.com. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 1, 2018

Marsh hawk
A northern harrier, AKA a marsh hawk, flies low in search of prey over the Powell Marsh on Saturday, May 19, in Iron County. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 25, 2018

Mercer Moose
Denise Gardner saw this moose and two others in mid April about one mile from Highway 51 in Manitowish, just south of Mercer in mid-April. (subscriber access)
Friday, May 25, 2018

AIS Snapshot Day looks for new invasives
Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Snapshot Day started out a few years ago as Bridge AIS Snapshot Day. The idea was to take a close look at bridges over rivers in the county to check for new or undocumented invasive species. (subscriber access)
Friday, August 11, 2017

Bobcat harvest quota to increase for the 2017-18 season
Friday, August 4, 2017

Local teacher-leaders learn to use Fab Lab equipment to save endangered bats
Ten teacher-leaders representing the Florence, Rhinelander, and Three Lakes school districts recently teamed up to learn to use Fab Lab equipment in ways that might help save endangered bats.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Northwoods Wildlife Center releases three red foxes
Three red foxes were admitted to The Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) in late May from Florence County. The patron observed two adult foxes which had passed on the roadway, assumed hit by car during the same week.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Contributed photograph Stop to smell the flowers
Fred Bergman and his grandchildren Aaron and Allison saw these three deer near Johnson Lake on July 17. They named the trio Ears, Chewy and Itchy.
Friday, July 28, 2017

Sweet songbird
A male yellow warbler sings a sweet song on Saturday, July 1, among the thickets of the Powell Marsh State Wildlife Area in Manitowish Waters.
Friday, July 7, 2017

Pollination time
A tiger swallowtail butterfly descends towards a cluster of orange hawkweed in Lac du Flambeau.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Wisconsin wolf count analyzed
For the eighth year, I reviewed in detail the tracking data from this year's wolf count. The wolf count is conducted each year from December through mid-April, when the wolf population is at its lowest point. The count consists of data from tracking collars and on-the-ground counts by volunteers and the Department of Natural Resources. Public reports are also used.
Friday, June 30, 2017

Wisconsin ruffed grouse survey results indicate an increase in breeding grouse
Roadside ruffed grouse surveys completed in spring 2017 showed statewide drumming activity increased 17 percent from 2016, based on data collected to monitor breeding grouse activity.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Heavy rains fuel safety reminder for water conditions
Recent storms packing torrential downpours have fueled floods and strong fast currents, prompting the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to remind the public to think safety when planning water trips by first checking local conditions and to always wear a life jacket on the water.
Friday, June 23, 2017

Roadside Pollinator Program going strong in Three Lakes
Interest in pollinators and creating pollinator gardens has become stronger in recent years as more evidence shows declining populations of many species of bees and butterflies pollinating the plants from which we harvest food. As habitat for pollinators decreases, population numbers continue to as well. For that reason, many have shown interest in pollinator gardens. These gardens are created specifically to attract pollinators. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

Fish like a girl
Recently the Department of Natural Resources updated its wolf population estimates, which show populations around the state are still rising. With the rise in wolves has also come a rise in indemnification for attacks on livestock, pets and hunting dogs. In 2016, the DNR reported just over $200,000 was paid out due to depredation and injury to those animals by wolves. So far, only halfway through 2017, that number has already climbed over the $196,000 mark. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 16, 2017

June is Invasive Species Awareness Month
Not only is June a glorious month to explore the richness of Oneida County's natural resources, work in the garden, and observe wildlife, but June is also Invasive Species Awareness Month. Anyone who spends time outside is affected by invasive species. Increasing public awareness and empowering citizens to take simple steps to help prevent the introduction and spread of terrestrial, aquatic and wetland invasive species is more critical than ever before.
Friday, June 16, 2017

Admired from afar
Joe Steinhage was able to capture a photo of this magnificent loon sitting on a nest on Two Sisters Lake recently. His 48X zoom camera allowed him to capture the photo while still staying a safe distance away.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Invite pollinators into your yard
Now that we can finally get into our gardens after a cold, rainy spring, secretary Ben Brancel of the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says we should keep our pollinators in mind.
Friday, June 9, 2017

Northwoods Wildlife Center successfully releases loon, hawk
On April 26, the Northwoods Wildlife Center (NWC) was called to assist a common loon found on the south side of Highway 2 near Hurley. The loon apparently mistook the road for a waterway and landed there, effectively stranding it. (subscriber access)
Friday, June 2, 2017

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