Several Wisconsin organizations step up to save the monarch

Appleton, Wis. — As the monarch butterfly population plummets, one Wisconsin group, the Monarch Society Fox River Valley, is aiming to help turn things around. What You Need To Know Monarchs were recently put on the Red List by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Pollinators account for one out of every three … Read more

Black bear sightings increase across southeast Wisconsin | Local News

Southeast Wisconsin seems to be suddenly full of bears, with black bear sightings reported in Elkhorn, Franklin and Wheatland, among others UW-Madison Professor of Wildlife Ecology Tim Van Deelen weighed in on what to do if you see a black bear. Likewise, he offered an opinion on whether the sightings were unusual for the region. … Read more

Black Men Coalition of Dane County’s new baseball league

MADISON, Wis. — Seventy-five years ago this year, Jackie Robinson broke down racial barriers on the baseball field when he became the first Black man to play in the Major League. Robinson paved the way for hundreds of Black athletes. Yet, today the number of Black players in Major League Baseball is the lowest it’s … Read more

After a month of no new bird flu cases, Wisconsin lifts order prohibiting poultry shows ahead of county fair season

Wisconsin poultry owners haven’t reported a case of bird flu in over a month. But state experts warn the threat from the virus is still present. The last case of highly pathogenic avian influenza was in a non-commercial flock of 61 birds in Bayfield County on May 20. On Monday, the state Department of Agriculture, … Read more

From high heat to bitter cold, birds can handle it all

You may be surprised to learn that our backyard birds are quite hardy animals when it comes to enduring very hot and very cold conditions. What You Need To Know Not all migrate birds and this puts them in line for exposure to extreme heat or cold Birds have unique body processes for thermoregulation that … Read more

Statewide ban on poultry at live events amid highly contagious bird flu outbreaks lifted | Local News

Emilie Heidemann | Wisconsin State Journal A statewide order prohibiting the movement of poultry to live events amid widespread bird flu outbreaks has been lifted, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Monday. The ban had been in effect since May to prevent the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. This strain … Read more

Bird Flu Outbreak Waning but Threat of Virus Lingers | Nebraska News

By JOSH FUNK, Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A bird flu outbreak of deaths in the US that led to the of more than 40 million chickens and turkeys and contributed to a spike in eggs and meat prices appears to be waning, but experts caution the virus hasn’t disappeared and worry another surge … Read more