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Bob Kovar in Manitowish Waters sent in this photo of 11 snapping turtle hatchlings that he and his daughter Addy found in the parking lot of Aurora Borealis restaurant on Oct. 3. They collected the turtles and put them back in the river below the dam.Contributed photograph

Bob Kovar in Manitowish Waters sent in this photo of 11 snapping turtle hatchlings that he and his daughter Addy found in the parking lot of Aurora Borealis restaurant on Oct. 3. They collected the turtles and put them back in the river below the dam.
Contributed photograph

Autumn is a smorgasbord of cool temperatures, brilliant colors, powerful winds, and pungent smells, all combining to make any hike a glorious opportunity. (Public access)
Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Oneida County joins EAB quarantine list
Oneida County will be quarantined following confirmation of emerald ash borer in the city of Rhinelander. (Public access)
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest begins road study

The U.S. Forest Service is beginning a study of the road system on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest and wants to know which national forest roads are important to visitors and why. (Public access)


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Invasive species confirmed in Trout Lake

The aquatic invasive species known as spiny water flea has been confirmed in Trout Lake in Vilas County. (Subscriber access)


Thursday, October 2, 2014

Traveling Trails Less Traveled
The concept of promoting fall colors to extend the north’s tourist season was the brainchild of John Vandervort, longtime resident and entrepreneur from St. Germain. (Public access)
Thursday, October 2, 2014

Northwoods Almanac
In mid-September, our largest mountain ash tree was laden with orange-red berries, the key word in this sentence being “was.” A flock of robins arrived on Sept. 15 and, in just one day, stripped the tree bare. (Public access)
Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Lake Where You Live
Right now many Northwoods lakes are going through (or soon will) something called the fall turnover. It’s a phenomenon as beneficial as it is interesting. (Public access)
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Firewood permits Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest (CNNF) has forest products removal permits available for the gathering of firewood for local use. (Public access)
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Final rule for disposal of controlled substances
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its final rule for the Disposal of Controlled Substances Sept. 8, thereby implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010. (Public access)
Friday, September 19, 2014

Lyme patients ticked off by lack of transparency
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill last week to advance the study and research of Lyme disease and other tick-bourne diseases. (Subscriber access)
Friday, September 19, 2014

Influx of tent-building caterpillars in the Northwoods
A rise in the number of tent-building caterpillars adorning trees and small shrubs in the northwoods has residents asking forest health experts for management advice. (Subscriber access)
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Northwoods Almanac

Our first frost of the fall in Manitowish finally occurred on Sept. 15. The bad news is that our tomatoes and peppers never ripened, but that used to be normal for our garden – when we first moved here, we consistently had frost around Aug. 20. The good news is that the mosquitoes should have suffered a major hit. (Public access)


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Northwoods Almanac

Jim Swartout in Minocqua sent me excellent photos of a young buck’s development of its antlers over the course of 31 days. He took his first photo on June 30 and last on July 31. (Subscriber access)


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Gardeners and nurseries, watch for lily leaf beetles

A bright red beetle whose young eat lilies, look like slugs, and wrap themselves in their own excrement has shown up in Marathon County. 


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