Field Notes

Next we have the latest "Field Notes" with Trout Lake aquatic biologist Susan Knight. She tells us she's a foremost expert on one particular plant...

Field Notes: Mysterious Bogs

Jun 9, 2015

Say you were writing a murder mystery set in the Northwoods, and you were looking for a clever place to hide a fictional body. How about bogs? Don’t things just slide into bogs and disappear? Susan Knight is an Associate Scientist at the UW-Madison Trout Lake Station in Boulder Junction, and she’s actually fielded this question--and many others--in her studies of bogs. Explore this peculiar environment in this month's edition of “Field Notes."

In the next installment of "Field Notes", UW- Madison's  Kemp Natural Resources  Station Director Tom Steele says a bird that now seems commonplace in the Northwoods wasn't so.... not all that long ago....

Peter Arzberger

A few years ago I found myself stranded halfway up a mountain in Taiwan. I blame climate change. Well, actually, I blame my interest in what climate change means for the world’s lakes.

Let me explain.

Field Notes: the Wild Turkey's Unlikely Success

Mar 10, 2015
Robert Engbert

As the snow begins to melt, many wildlife species may be having an easier time getting around. Today in our monthly natural history series Field Notes, Tom Steele from UW Madison’s Kemp Natural Resources Station takes a look at the unlikely survival skills of the wild turkey, and the story of a successful conservation project that threw researchers for a loop.

Perhaps one of Wisconsin’s greatest conservation stories is the successful reintroduction of wild turkeys.

Paul Skawinski

Today we debut a new series of natural history commentaries, featuring scientists from two Northwoods field stations: UW-Madison’s Trout Lake and Kemp Research Stations.

Today researcher Susan Knight asks why some aquatic plants stay green all winter.