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Tim Van Deelen

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The Shack

There’s just something about this place. Each fall, we take our GreenHouse students on a Saturday excursion to the Leopold…
Tim Van Deelen
October 7, 2021
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Every Onion

There’s legit, regal, and righteous mud on the zucchini I buy. I am going to stir-fry it for Carol this…
Tim Van Deelen
September 9, 2021
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The Tension Zone

Wisconsin’s tension zone is where the midcontinent hardwood biome subtly grades into the boreal forests of the north that are…
Tim Van Deelen
July 15, 2021
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Ephemera

Mayflies rank among the most beautiful in the animal kingdom, the graceful curves, the long and elegant tails, the diaphanous…
Tim Van Deelen
June 23, 2021
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Dorn Creek

Fire is life to a prairie, pumping ash nutrients into the soil and holding the suffocating shrubs at bay. Biologists…
Tim Van Deelen
May 12, 2021
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Tree of Life

Cedar swamps create stillness. In winter, their complex and dense overstories absorb the bitter wind, providing shelter for deer. But…
Tim Van Deelen
April 28, 2021