Muskrat on Wapsipinicon River - Image 648480 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-25-20

  A Few Hops From Going Out to Dinner and Enjoying the Heat While doing a status check on the Wapsipinicon River this afternoon (yes, the Wapsie is still flowing), I checked a low spot covered with what must be very fresh, very tasty vegetation. The last four times I have been past that area …

Autumn Leaf on Water at Big Woods Lake - Image 583649 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 8-23-19

  What is Coming While paddling this morning I took notice of how many leaves had already dropped to the surface of Big Woods Lake. Seeing the various leaves floating effortlessly during the third week of August causes me to ask “How bad is it going to get?” “Will winter be early this year?”     …

Black-crowned Night-Heron - Image 429172 (© Kip Ladage)

Kip’s Comments 4-9-17

  Worth The Effort and A Great Marsh Migration Outing The relentless wind that has been pounding us from the south has brought outdoor temperatures up, but has caused some problems at Sweet Marsh, at least for some of us. Many people do not realize that many of the cattails at Sweet Marsh are not …