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A strawberry fruit grown in Israel, which weighed in at 10.19 ounces, created a stir. It is difficult to talk about this without causing the botanical world to say, “Not so fast.” The plant’s fruit is an aggregate and accessory fruit, not a simple ripened ovary from a flower with one pistil....
In Thursday’s Wisconsin State Journal we learned that the “Board Rejects Limits on PFAS.”  This is the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board that sets policy for the DNR. I thought the importance of clean water was well understood.   Apparently this board, including Mr. F. Prehn, whose term has expired...
The Wisconsin DNR Mission Statement:  To protect and enhance our natural resources: our air, land, and water; our wildlife, fish, and forests and the ecosystems that sustain all life.  To provide a healthy, sustainable environment and full range of outdoor activities. Now,  the Natural Resources...
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, Badger Honor Flight is offering, for the first time ever, The Alice Ladwig Female Veteran Flight.  The flight is designed to be an all-female flight but guardians accompanying the veteran may be male or female.  It will have a custom itinerary designed for female veterans...
120 Years Ago– Feb. 28, 1902 Our citizens are responding encouragingly in buying tickets for the firemen’s vaudeville next Saturday evening. The boys are watching with interest to see who are willing to give them a lift this time, as they are anxious for uniforms. Herman Eggum has the thanks of the...
Conservation success stories are usually about preserving the conservation values of private land for future private or public users.   Now, thanks to a new and groundbreaking public-private collaboration between Groundswell and the Town of Perry in the Southwest corner of Dane County, the...
It’s a maple but what kind of maple.  Even without leaves, the branching, which mimics the leaves’ attachment, is opposite in all maples.  Silver, red, black, sugar, and compound-leafed (boxelder) maples all fit the opposite leaf and branch attachment pattern. Another method of identifying maples,...
I would like express my appreciation for the Mount Horeb Community Foundation (MHCF) and their continued support of my wildlife rehabilitation efforts. As a trained and licensed wildlife rehabilitator, I not only help orphaned and injured wildlife, but also serve as a local resource for members of...
Have you ever wondered why the utility companies keep spending money on the Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line when a federal judge has stopped the line from crossing the Mississippi River, putting the whole project in doubt? In addition, a lawsuit in the state courts may end the project...
Imagine you are a landowner. You love your property. You do not want Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) high-voltage transmission lines and towers on your land.  But you have no choice.  Crews arrive and cut down your trees and clear-cut all the vegetation.  You are heartbroken and angry.  Later you...

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