Fall Seeding Is Best For Prairie Flowers, Expert Says
Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 6:35am
Neil Diboll, recognized internationally as an expert in native plant community ecology, said fall can be a really great time to seed prairie flowers, particularly because they require exposure to cold, damp conditions.
Cotton, Folded, Ventilated — What Kind Of Mask Is Best?
Thursday, July 23, 2020, 6:05am
Research by Scott Sanders, a professor in the mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering departments at UW-Madison, has shown that in situations where people can social distance, three-layered masks are best, with cotton for the internal layer, a non-woven synthetic for the middle and an outer layer of polyester.
How To Get The Most Out Of Your Garden Space
Friday, June 19, 2020, 10:45am
Whether you’re growing a vegetable garden for the first time or you’re a seasoned pro, when you’re working with a small space, you’ll likely need to get creative with your approach.
How To Identify 5 Owls Around Wisconsin
Friday, June 12, 2020, 6:30am
Karla Bloem, executive director of the International Owl Center, has clues for identifying distinctive characteristics of five owls you can hear around Wisconsin.
How To Eat For A Healthy Gut
Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:00am
Some of the most common concerns doctors hear from patients relates to their gut health — gas, constipation, bloating, diarrhea — but it’s not always the easiest or most comfortable conversation to start.
How To Reduce Strain On Back, Neck When Working From Home
Monday, April 20, 2020, 1:30pm
Physical therapists Lori Thein Brody and Jill Thein Nisssenbaum are having to grow accustomed to the work-from-home lifestyle that has become a new reality for many. Used to a more active job that requires getting up and moving with patients, these physical therapists, like many of their patients, are now sitting and making phone calls for much of the day.
How To Get Your Bike Ready To Hit The Road
Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9:35am
As the weather warms up and you look for ways to get out of the house and get some fresh air and exercise, biking has likely come to mind.
Bugged By Spiders? Think Of Them As Really Helpful Roommates
Friday, April 10, 2020, 8:50am
Entomologist PJ Liesch said with a few exceptions, spiders are predators who tend to feed on insects. They're a helpful kind of roommate, providing free pest control. Around the globe, spiders eat between 400 million and 800 million metric tons of insect prey.
New Book Highlights Women Who Better Their Community Through Plants
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:45am
During normal times, many find solace in the garden. During a pandemic, as we retreat to our homes, a garden can offer even greater comfort — a place to use your hands when you're unable to give loved ones a hug and an outlet to watch something grow when you can’t leave your home to do many of the things you once did.