Conrad Leighton

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Wed. Jul. 3rd, 2019

Becoming a Butterfly’s Best Friend: Raising Monarchs Offers Kids Lessons on Biology and More

Tom Giffey, photos by Conrad Leighton

My family already has two cats and a dog, but the number of “pets” in our home always increases exponentially during the summer. The additional critters don’t stay in the household long: They are monarch butterfly caterpillars, harvested from the milkweed plants in our yard and carefully raised ...

Wed. Sep. 20th, 2017

Give it a Try: Attitude is the Key to Youth Sports

Meghan Hosely, photos by Conrad Leighton

Kids should get about an hour of physical activity each day on average. While there are many different forms of physical activity, one of the most common ways to get hearts pumping is through organized sports.

Wed. Sep. 6th, 2017

Apple Season

Connie J. Russell, photos by Conrad Leighton

birds, bees, and neighbor kids are all after the fruit of the fall

Wed. May. 3rd, 2017

6 Generous Bird Bushes

Conrad Leighton

We seem to think of gardening primarily for summer flowers, but there are other seasons and attractions to consider: fall, winter, spring – and birds. When we moved into our house 29 years ago, the yard offered green grass and little else ...

Mon. Apr. 13th, 2015

A Tale of Canoeing Customs

Conrad Leighton, photos by Conrad Leighton

kayaks and speedboats may be faster, but there’s no better way to relax and explore Wisconsin waterways than a good old canoe

Thu. Sep. 4th, 2014

How ’bout them apples?

Conrad Leighton

after two decades of trial and error, hobbyist’s orchard is bearing fruit