Trout Lake Research Rewind: Mega Buoy & Mini Mammals

by Riley Steinbrenner Week Eight Launching Mega Buoy If you ever walked up to the station’s main lab at any time during the beginning of summer, a giant conglomerate of solar panels, wires, metal framing and heavy-duty floatation devices would Read More …

Trout Lake Research Rewind: TLS Open House

by Riley Steinbrenner Despite early-morning drizzles and a steady wind throughout the day, this summer’s Trout Lake Station Open House was a  big success! Nearly 200 visitors from all corners of the Northwoods – Boulder Junction, Sayner, Minocqua (and even Read More …

“Farm Tech Days” Exhibit Will Focus on Phosphorus Problems and Solutions

by Jenny Seifert Why is phosphorus in the lakes a long-term problem, why do we care and how could we fix it? The UW-Madison’s Water Sustainability and Climate Project (WSC) and Center for Limnology will address these questions at their Read More …

Fish Fry Day Embarks on “Fishes of Wisconsin” Poster Challenge

It’s Fish Fry Day – the day when Wisconsin puts fish on the menu and we serve up a fish o’ the day on our blog. But  today, we’re launching an epic challenge – a quest to bring you tidbits Read More …

Monitor Mendota: Water Clarity, Daphnia on the Rebound

Last week on this blog, we wondered if Lake Mendota’s clear water phase was a thing of the past. You see, last year, the algae-eating native zooplankton, daphnia pulicaria were so diminished by predation from the invasive spiny water flea, that Read More …