Perhaps due to the late spring, the first five canning sessions yielded light, caramel colored maple syrup with a hint of butterscotch.
As in many years, spring 2018 was fickle. It threatened to show up early and then backed off and let Old Man Winter hammer the Northwoods for several more weeks. (subscriber access) Friday, May 18, 2018
The following is the snowmobile trail report from the Minocqua Forest Riders president Curt Christensen. Riders should be aware, with warming weather late this week, trails could deteriorate. Always check current trail conditions before heading out. The Forest Rider's most updated trail reports can be found on their website: www.minocquaforestriders.org. Friday, March 3, 2017
The Department of Natural Resources weekly Outdoor Report indicates that ice conditions have improved on many lakes in the wake of colder weather, but noted variable weather conditions made for erratic fishing.
Many different species of birds winter in Wisconsin, making backyard bird watching a favorite pastime of many. Armed with camera and/or binoculars, the backyard enthusiast can spend enjoyable hours observing and learning. The bird watcher can even benefit the birds themselves, as long as the feed is high quality and delivered regularily and with due care.
Ice conditions continue to be an issue. The Department of Natural Resources weekly Outdoor Report cautions people about thin ice and potentially dangerous conditions on lakes throughout the state, saying there have been a number of reports of vehicles and anglers going through the ice.