Winter Solstice the shortest day and longest night of the year) occurs December 21st. Lakes begin freezing-over. Many lakes in the northern hemisphere are at risk of not freezing-over in future winters. The average first date of measurable snow in Laona occurs on October 20th with 0.1" of snow. Laona has an average 74.5" of ... Read more

Surviving Bogs

You may recall memories from your childhood of walking on a carpet of sphagnum moss, the ground beneath you waving back and forth as you walk as if balancing on a water bed.

Be Bear Aware

Bears will follow their nose to food, even in your yard. To prevent an all-you-can eat bear buffet at your home, Keep your garbage, grill, and any pet or livestock food in closed containers in your garage or other locked area.