Wild Side: Colorful migrants return from the tropics

June 7, 2013 at 3:06 am in River Falls Journal

The valley where we live used to be grazed and was fairly open when we bought the property in 1981. Cattle had bit back the brush and young trees leaving large spreading maples, oaks, basswoods and cottonwoods, and scattered thickets of wild plum and prickly ash. Over the years we planted many trees and the valley is mostly filled in with forest now. Continue Reading