These days, stressful lives are the norm. And if you look around, you’ll see dozens of articles and blog posts about how to reduce stress or overcome stress, because it can really do a number on our bodies and on the sharpness of our minds. Breathe deep! Sleep more! Eat right! All good advice. But having a refuge that you can escape to at the end of a hard day really helps too. Outdoor escapes are even more ideal–psychologists say that there are clear stress-reduction benefits that come along with spending time outdoors. Looking at clean, beautiful landscapes helps, too.
The DNR has been warning about coyotes in Fox Point and the surrounding areas recently. So we thought it would be a good idea to talk about coyotes and what you should know about them right here on our blog. Are coyotes dangerous? Coyotes generally aren’t dangerous to humans. However, they can be dangerous to pets. You can protect your pets by keeping them (and their food) indoors, of course. But what if you have an outdoor dog that has been an outdoor dog for as long as you’ve had him? It might be a good idea to consider installing..
The University of Wisconsin Extension has made it easy for anyone to fight an invasive species in our state. Six months ago, they released a free smart phone app to help you report invasive plants the moment you find them. The app is called “Bugwood,” and it’s available for the iPhone as well as for Android phones. You can get the app here. How does it help? University of Wisconsin extension explains: An app developed by the Great Lakes Early Detection Network (GLEDN) and Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System (EDDMapS) allows people to send pictures..