Where Did All The Birds Go?

Those of us who enjoy the wide range of wild birds in Brown County are concerned. We had a summer and winter with a poor showing in all bird populations, and with spring approaching we have to wonder if they will return.  According to…

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Stand

As you begin to think about your spring garden, you might consider building an elevated rain barrel stand to capture water from your roof.  Elevation provides more water pressure for better flow to your garden. The illustration below shows how to build a stand…

Dicks’ Recycling Tips

What are some things I might not know I can recycle? Any light bulbs containing mercury (look for Hg, the symbol for mercury, on the base of bulbs) Scrap metal of any kind (steel, aluminum, copper, rusty…) e.g. fencing, grills, deck chairs, pots &…

Introducing To Earth Rising

A small group of people from Brown County has met several times over its concern for the future of the Earth.  We believe not enough is being done to counteract the environmental changes scientists have been telling us to expect for years.  But individuals…