Contributions by Samantha Nash

The Monarch butterfly is a vital pollinator across much of North America. But the species is facing some of the same environmental pressures afflicting other insect pollinators, and the number of monarchs overwintering at sites in Mexico is declining precipitously.More
While it can be hard to pinpoint on the calendar, tree sap usually begins to flow when birds that have been away for the winter begin to return, daytime starts getting noticeably longer, and the extra sunshine prompts temperatures to surge above freezing.More
Political discontent in rural areas of the U.S. is regularly cited as a major factor in Donald Trump’s victory and Congressional and statehouse gains by other Republican candidates in the 2016 elections.More
A strategically placed rain garden can mitigate excess water and add visual interest to a property.More
The wines produced in Wisconsin's unlikely climate are the result of centuries of selection, cultivation and hybridization of many grape varieties.More
For some people, the colder months of the year can seem to stretch interminably. For gardeners, though, this period can be a time of opportunity.More
Scientists anticipate that shifts in the global climate will affect the Wisconsin's waters, wildlife and more in profound and perhaps unexpected ways.More
Throughout the growing season, many Wisconsinites stop by farmers' markets to grab a bite to eat, chat with neighbors and, of course, purchase fresh produce and other foods. But this type of shopping can be cost prohibitive for people who have lower or fixed incomes.More
Despite the universality of sleep, the purpose of this biological imperative remains somewhat shrouded in mystery.More
While perceived social and political divides between the urban and rural areas of Wisconsin remains a frequent topic of discussion, gaining a better understanding of the relationships between the two is very influenced by where people work.More