The Great Outdoors Blog

Cheerily, Cheer Up: The American Robin Greets the Day

Cheerily, Cheer Up: The American Robin Greets the Day

The Great Outdoors | May 1, 2024

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Retired DNR Naturalist Read more.

red-winged blackbirds

Conk-la-ree! Red-winged Blackbirds Return

The Great Outdoors | March 4, 2024

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Naturalist Read more.

bald eagles

Winter Eagles

The Great Outdoors | January 2, 2024

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

The Striped Skunk

The Striped Skunk: A Noxious Stench

The Great Outdoors | November 2, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

Wisconsin Ice Fishing Expo

The Wisconsin Ice Fishing Expo is Great Family Fun!

The Great Outdoors | September 4, 2023

Debuting December 8-10, 2023 at the Sunnyview Expo Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin Read more.

Witch Hazel: In Search of Late Bloomers

Witch Hazel: In Search of Late Bloomers

The Great Outdoors | September 1, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

cecropia moth

Mammoth Moths: Cecropia Moth

The Great Outdoors | July 5, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

Wiley Walleyes

Wiley Walleyes

The Great Outdoors | May 1, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

eastern cottontail rabbit

Moonlit Dance: The Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

The Great Outdoors | March 6, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Retired Forest Naturalist Read more.

blue jays

Big, Blue & LOUD: The Blue Jay

The Great Outdoors | January 6, 2023

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Read more.

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