A study released this week (Jan. 2, 2015) has linked at least 40 percent of species changes in the forests of northern Wisconsin and Michigan over the past 60 years to the eating habits of white-tailed deer. Read full story here: http://www.news.wisc.edu/23393
David Drake, Associate Professor with UW-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, talks about the fungal disease spreading fast through the Wisconsin bat population and what can happen if transmission does not slow down. Listen to the podcast here.
Nov. 7, 1913 marked the beginning of a four-day monster storm that is still regarded as the most devastating natural disaster to strike the Great Lakes. Read more at the NOAA website: http://www.regions.noaa.gov/great-lakes/centennial_anniversary_storm_of_...
and at the Wisconsin Historical Society website: http://www.wishistory.com/nov7.html
According to the River Alliance of Wisconsin, a new invader, New Zealand Mudsnails, has recently been found in the Black Earth Creek in southern Wisconsin. Follow this link to read more about these tiny invasive snails and learn how to properly clean equipment to prevent spreading these invaders: http://www.wisconsinrivers.org/images/nzms_press_release.pdf