Giving this weather a different label, torrid for example, instead of continuing to pronounce it’s not the heat but the humidity, adds a degree of unfamiliarity to what we are coping with these days. In some little way it becomes unfamiliar, out of mind, and maybe provides a touch of relief.
July 18 – Learn to Fish at Devil’s Lake State Park in Baraboo. Program is at the park’s north shore boat launch from 9 to 11 a.m. Ages 16 and older will need a fishing license. All equipment and bait is provided. For information call 608-356-8301.
July 11 – Stories at the Marsh: Dragonflies, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Horicon Marsh Education Center in Horicon. Event includes stories, activities and a walk on the boardwalk. Program for ages 6 and younger. For information call 920-387-7860.
It is noteworthy when an everyday trout flier describes recent insect activity along some Dane County streams, but not the types attracting trout.
As wild berries ripen across the region, it’s worth examining the changing fashions of those headed out to collect the edibles.
Summer draws many to lakes, rivers and streams, while others prefer to recreate, gather and enjoy the outdoors with dry land underfoot.
First a bit of botany. April flowers bring fruits in June, July, August and beyond. That’s true for all fruits, hickory nuts, black raspberries, mayapples, walnuts, sweetcorn and potatoes. Yes, all those plants have flowers, which eventually become fruits. We discard the flowers and fruits a…