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Days of freezing fog across the North Country left dazzling frost on nearly every tree and branch. Timberjay staff photographers captured small vignettes of the expansive beauty. more
For me, taking part in this year’s Christmas Bird Count in the Cook area was like a walk down memory lane. I took part in my first CBC, as they’re known, back in the mid-1970s when I was … more
“Is everything okay over here?” the policeman genuinely asked after following me home on a smoking snowmobile. “All is good. No worries!” I said. To be honest, at the time, I … more
TOWER- In the wake of recent snowfalls, the Howard Wagoner Ski Trails were set to be groomed on Dec. 24, and this year that task will be much easier than in the past.With support from grants and … more
Earlier in December, I wrote about being prepared for whatever winter weather conditions Mother Nature throws our way. Our lack of snow earlier in the month, meant I had pulled my Nordic skates out … more
REGIONAL - Hoarfrost can create dramatic and stunning scenes as ice needles form on objects in the wintertime, but what exactly is it and how does it form?The term “hoarfrost” is derived … more
Sometimes, it’s all a matter of perspective. Living here in the North Country, it’s easy to take ice for granted. It’s part of our daily existence half the year, which is why … more
REGIONAL— Santa may not need his sleigh when he arrives in the North Country next week. In the midst of a mild and dry winter season, the North Country has remarkably little snow on the ground … more
REGIONAL—Did you know that the wild turkey population in Minnesota has increased almost ten percent annually since 1979? Or that the evening grosbeak population has declined more than five … more
After 35 years of living in the North Country, I’ve come to the conclusion that when it comes to spending time outdoors in winter, it pays to follow the iconic motto of the Boy Scouts: Be … more
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