Topics of Seasonal Interest
Painted Turtle (Photo: Gary Shackelford)

                My original assignment for this article was to write another wildlife monitoring piece. With the weather warming up though, my mind was wandering to the greener side of things.

Marsh marigold

It almost seems a little late to be doing a spring wildflower article, but I’m reminded that it really is still early spring when I walk in the woods around central Wisconsin. There is something wonderful about seeing the color, sometimes poking through the snow. The green of spring is refreshing, but the yellow of the marsh marigolds celebrates the coming warm sun. Even better, some of these early spring plants provide a tasty treat as we get ready to plant and harvest our own gardens.

image courtesy Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

There are a number of simple things that any landowner can do to protect their home and property from damage from wildfires.