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August 2017

Minding our monarchs

Concern and care for these beautiful butterflies will help keep the species going strong.

Paul Skawinski

If you had to name one butterfly, what would it be? For nearly every person in Wisconsin, the answer would likely be the monarch.

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Also in this issue…

Photo of a sign that reads 'Welcome to Port Edwards' with a smaller sign that reads 'Monarch Village USA'Port Edwards earns monarch crown
Retired teachers net recognition for butterfly efforts.

Photo of three people standing on a dock looking at calm, blue lakeRoadmap to a revitalized Green Lake
Cooperation among several groups produces a plan to aid the aging beauty.

Photo of a man holding a bobcat with collar around its neck © Tim WatsonBig on bobcats
Tracking program assists research on the state's growing population.

Photo of a person's hand holding a small crayfish © Tracy ArnoldTo catch a crayfish
High school biology students learn hands-on lessons while helping their local ecosystem.

Photo of two young women standing on shore of Lake Michigan © ?????Duo plans walk on waters
Great Lakes are focus of effort for outreach and awareness.

Photo of man in goggles and hard hat, sawing through a large log © ????Master woods worker
Lance Olson logs 30-plus years as Peninsula State Park's lumberjack.

Photo of man in waders standing in river and holding a fish net © ????Confessions of a 'river keeper'
Longtime science teacher takes leading role in restoration of Weister Creek.

Photo of a man holding up a large catfish he caught © ????Angling for summer catfish
In the dog days of August, when other fish ske-daddle, consider fishing for much-maligned cats.

Photo of man holding a very large lake sturgeon he caughtFreshwater monsters
Lake sturgeon on hook and line

Photo of three turkeys with tails fanned © Herbert LangeTriumph for wild turkeys
Reintroduction came three decades ago to Kettle Moraine State Forest-Southern Unit.