I caught these common goldeneys swimming and fishing on the last remaining bit of open water on Lake Waubesa.
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A little bit of autumn, frozen in time.
The combination of dense fog at night and cold temperatures have created some magical scenes in southern Wisconsin lately.
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I was hiking Governor’s Island in Madison yesterday when a bald eagle swooped over my head and landed on one of the trees along the shore.
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One of the great things about winter is being able to see the wonderful structure that trees have, like this beautiful, big old cottonwood.
Went on a frigid Christmas day walk yesterday (7 °F), and I was fascinated by the ice formations on the surface of a nearby creek.
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When it’s a cold, grey day, and the creek you’re hanging out on is starting to freeze over, a group nap makes things a little better.
A shadow from today’s noon-time sun, taken just before the clouds rolled in. Happy winter solstice!
Seeing a northern cardinal showing off that vivid red is a welcome sight in the middle of winter, when bright colors are so rare.