The Great Outdoors Blog

Harbingers of Summer: The June Bug

The Great Outdoors | May 4, 2022

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Coming in for a landing! WATCH OUT! C-R-A-S-H! Read more.

Life of a Snag

Life of a Snag

The Great Outdoors | February 22, 2022

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

Groundhog Day: February 2, 2022

The Great Outdoors | January 4, 2022

Fun Facts! Read more.

White-footed Mice

Always Vigilant: White-footed Mice

The Great Outdoors | January 3, 2022

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

Ski, Skate, Sled & Snowshoe

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Explore these area skiing and sledding/tubing hills, skate rinks and so much more in Northeastern Wisconsin! Read more.

A Pretty Red Pair

The Great Outdoors | November 2, 2021

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

Volunteer Days

The Great Outdoors | September 10, 2021

Volunteer with the Wisconsin Speleological Society

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shagbark hickory

Shaggy Giants: Shagbark Hickory

The Great Outdoors | September 1, 2021

By Jackie Scharfenberg, Forest Naturalist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Photo by: Keith Kanoti, Maine Forest Service, USA Read more.

Let’s Play Hide-n-Seek!

The Great Outdoors | July 8, 2021

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

American bullfrog

“Jug-of-Rum” Choir of Summer

The Great Outdoors | July 16, 2020

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

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