Invasive Bighead Carp in the Wisconsin River

Invasive Bighead Carp have been found in the Wisconsin River. I wonder how much time we have to canoe and fish it before the invasive species take over. This is a picture from this past summer. I was just talking with a guy last night about how they’re selling their Northwoods family cabin on a lake because since the invasive mussels there is no longer any good fishing, and with the algae blooms the water is mucky and unfit for waterskiing and the like. We continue to degrade our natural resources of freshwater because it’s easier and cheaper in the immediate.¬†Will we leave the world better for the children we’ve brought into it? It doesn’t appear so.

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Stumbled on a Muskrat Under Ice

I happened upon this muskrat, which promptly dove under a thin layer of ice covering the pond. These are native to Milwaukee, and even though I’ve worked at a nature center for three years, I’d never seen one. But I saw four of them today! I suppose they’re especially active, preparing for winter.

Title Sketches for Beavers Documentary

I’m working on a documentary about beavers returning to the Milwaukee River. Here are a few preliminary sketches for the title art. Any graphic or text design opinions/suggestions/critique are welcome!