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Gathering water along the Basswood River

A Year in the Wilderness: October 29 - Traveling the Horse and Basswood Rivers

Cook County adventurers Dave and Amy Freeman are spending a year in the wilderness. On a regular basis they’ll be sharing some of their experiences travelling the BWCAW.


Pacific loon

North Woods Naturalist: Fall Migration

The bird migration at Hawk Ridge is approaching half a million. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about songbirds and raptors, ducks and loons.


Adult female rusty blackbird

Field Notes: Rusty blackbird

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00 from April through October. Support for 

USFWS Midwest

North Woods Naturalist: Spawning coasters

In the streams and on the shoals, the Coaster Brook Trout are busy. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spawning coasters.


Emerald ash borer likely to spread along North Shore

Emerald ash borer was discovered in trees last week in Duluth.


Herring numbers likely to impact DNR's Lake Superior fishery plan

Herring numbers are low in Lake Superior, according to the Department of Natural Resources. This could impact the way the lake is managed in the future as a fishery.


North Woods Naturalist: Late October

October is winding down and we are definitely into fall. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the shift from autumn toward winter.


Field Notes: American Robin

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Field N


new Arrowhead Co-op community solar array

Community solar: What it is and how it works

Cook County's local electric co-op, Arrowhead, recently installed a community solar array, and members can subscribe to the output. We wanted to learn more, so we talked with Prof. Kathryn Milun of the Institute on the Environment and UMD, who has been studying community solar and developed a project called the Solar Commons. You can learn more about Arrowhead's local project here


Fungi noose

North Woods Naturalist: Predatory fungi

Fungi are an important part of the earth’s scheme of decomposition. But do they hunt and kill? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about predatory fungi.