Field Notes

On the second Tuesday of every month at 7:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m., we hear from our contributors in the field. 

Susan Knight works for the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Limnology at Trout Lake Station.

Scott Bowe is the Director of Kemp Natural Resources Station.

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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. 

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