The Tribune has provided a paean to the Driftless Area (the geologic region, not the blog). Southwestern Wisconsin is a beautiful place, and a few of us had a chance to wander the curvy back roads of the area in July.
In other Driftless Area news, the eagles have returned to Lock and Dam No. 13 in Fulton, Ill., along the Mississippi. The latest reports are of 500 present--the highest figure I've seen in recent years. A link to recent photos here.