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To spot a weasel, you’d better look fast. These sleek little predators seem to be constantly on the move, which is one reason they can be tough to photograph. I caught this one the other day, as he … more
SUPERIOR NATIONAL FOREST—“It’s amazing what you can learn from feces.” So says Sara Malick-Wahls, a U.S. Forest Service biologist on the Kawishiwi Ranger District, near Ely, who outlined … more
REGIONAL—Mortality among animals within the Department of Natural Resources’ ongoing moose study has spiked in the past several months, but it appears to be driven more by random events than any … more
REGIONAL—Looking for a great way to work off a few of those extra holiday pounds, while making a contribution to science? Then make plans to take part in a Christmas Bird Count near you. Here in … more
REGIONAL— Northeastern Minnesota trappers registered record low numbers of fisher and marten following the completion of the six-day season that ended Dec. 1. The Nov. 18 snowstorm combined with … more
REGIONAL—‘Tis the season for holiday wreaths, swags and garland. These beautiful and fragrant decorations most likely came from a northern Minnesota state forest, according to the Department of … more
REGIONAL— It wasn’t just your imagination. This past November was not just mild, it was the warmest month of November ever recorded in much of northeastern Minnesota. Even for International … more
ECHO LAKE—Two unprepared middle-aged grouse hunters avoided a potentially deadly night lost in the woods thanks to the quick action of rescuers. Brothers David Grommersch, 63, of Delano, and Daniel … more
REGIONAL— High winds and a foot and a half of snow gave the deer the advantage on the final weekend of the regular firearms season in northeastern Minnesota, likely holding down the final harvest … more
I’m always amazed, but no longer surprised, as I learn more about the incredible versatility of the paper birch. Of all the plants in the northwoods, the paper birch, Betula papyrifera, is, without … more
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