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Adventurers Dave & Amy Freeman to spend full year in BWCAW

At the fall equinox, Dave & Amy Freeman will launch their canoe in the KawishiwiRiver and paddle into the Boundary Waters, where they will stay for an entire year. Dick spoke with them July 17 about why they're doing this, the logistics involved, and more. You can learn about their programs for students at, and about their goal of bringing attention to sulfide mining near the Boundary Waters at

Cow Parsnip (Photo by Marilylle Soveran on Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Lush July

The combination of moist weather and cooler temps means a lush July this year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about perfect weather for blooming wild plants.

Sugarloaf Cove

Native Plants and Restoration Techniques Workshop, July 25

The Cook County Invasive Team works to control the spread of invasive species in our area.

Boreal chickadee

Field Notes: Boreal chickadee

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

Luna Moth

North Woods Naturalist: Luna moths

They are one of our most striking – and hard to find -- moths. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the large, green luna moth.

Part of the workshop will take place at Caribou Lake in Lutsen

Healthy Shorelands and Aquatic Vegetation

The Cook County Invasives Team and Soil and Water Conservation District are teaming up to host two workshops on healthy water and vegetation.

Canada Lynx caught on West End trail cam.

Journalist Greg Breining on increasing tendency for species to interbreed in order to survive

Greg Breining is a journalist and author who focuses on travel, science and nature. He recently wrote an article about how species are increasingly interbreeding to survive human activity and climate change. Buck chatted with him about it June 26. You can find  the full article here.

Tiger Swallowtail

North Woods Naturalist: An early butterfly of spring - the tiger swallowtail

They’re among our earliest butterflies in spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about tiger swallowtails.

White cedar by Joshua Mayer on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: The long-lived white cedar

They are one of our longest lived tree species. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the old and well adapted white cedar.