Wildlife: Moose

When you think of Wisconsin – not really sure Moose comes to mind – maybe cows, deer, and bears. Well it just so happens that we do have some moose here in the Northwoods. Although we have never been lucky enough to see the elusive creatures, our local newspaper reports sightings from here all the Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Blue Jays

You catch that glint of blue out of your eye and when you turn and look there you see the majestic Blue Jay. There are many beautiful birds here but my favorite is the Blue Jay – probably because my favorite color is blue. We haven’t seen a lot of them up here – so Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Chipmunks and Squirrels

These small creatures are always scurrying about here at the resort. They are cute, but just remember they are wild animals – so please don’t approach them or try to feed them. If you feed them, then they get expectant of food from humans which is bad for them. What kinds of squirrels might you Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Robin

There are so many bird species here in Wisconsin – great bird watching here at the resort. The most common bird you will see is the Wisconsin State Bird – Robin. We find a few robins’ nests each year around the resort. This year there was one on the stairs of our tree house. You Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Common Loon

When you are Up North in the quiet of the night, you will hear a haunting and lovely call of the loon. They are beautiful black and white birds with piercing red eyes. You will see these birds swimming along on the lakes, but when you get near they dive under the water and swim Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Fawns

Each year we are blessed with having multiple fawns come visit and actually grow up on our property. We have seen the fawns nursing. We have stumbled upon them as they waited for their Moms to come back from eating. They are a precious sight to see – Just remember to not touch them or Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Bald Eagle

Since it’s just one day after Independence Day, this week on Wildlife Wednesday we are featuring the National Bird and the namesake of our town: Bald Eagle! The city’s name was derived from the abundance of eagles nesting along the river. It is believed that a Bethuel Draper and “Dutch Pete” Cramer camped in the Read More …

Wildlife Wednesday: Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

Welcome to the second edition of Wildlife Wednesdays. Now you have to keep a good eye out for these fast birds here at the Resort. You usually can hear them before you see them. A lot of people mistake the sound of their wings for bees! Some facts about these little creatures: They can only Read More …