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About MilwaukeeSnow

Dr. Jeffrey Filipiak, Milwaukee's Ambassador of Snow, loves winter, Milwaukee, and environmental history! He has taught college courses on topics including history, writing, environmental ethics, food studies, the Great Lakes, and sustainability. You can contact him at ambassadorofsnow@gmail.com.

Wisconsin Nature Writers at the Fox Cities Book Festival: Apps, Berry, Dewitz, and Miyazaki

This year’s Fox Cities Book Festival provided a great opportunity to be reminded of the great work coming out in Wisconsin at present which helps us explore and appreciate nature in Wisconsin – and how we make use of it. … Continue reading

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Review: Stephen Dewald, “Under a Poacher’s Moon”

Interested to see what it is like to be a game warden in Wisconsin? In the dangers a warden faces, the moments that leave them shaking their heads, and the friendly connections a warden makes? This book’s stories provide a … Continue reading

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Time to enjoy fall at its… falliest!

Crisp air, crunchy leaves, bright colors – now’s the time, folks, so lets enjoy it! I am a huge fan of winter, in part because of the subtle differences one can notice each day. We are now in another time … Continue reading

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New book on Wisconsin nature and history!

I enjoyed having coffee with Milton Bates a few years ago, and hearing about his work. I am glad that more people will have the chance to see Southeast Wisconsin through his eyes! ” “The Bark River Chronicles” reports one couple’s … Continue reading

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What does our current heat wave have to offer us?

A key question that I hope this website helps answer is: how do we connect with nature, in all kinds of weather? How do we keep those connections strong, how do we understand what is characteristic of a season, how … Continue reading

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Starting a new resource page

In the past, I wondered where I could look to find a list of writers and artists interested in depicting Wisconsin nature – so I thought I might start up a page devoted to that topic. This webpage is merely … Continue reading

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