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North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

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Chel Anderson
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors. She shares her insights with WTIP listeners every Tuesday during North Shore Morning and North Shore Digest.  Subscribe to our North Woods Naturalist podcast.

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North Woods Naturalist: Pine pollen

The yellow dust you’ve been wiping off your outdoor furniture or grill is really pine pollen, and there’s a good deal more to it than meets the eye. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about a most amazing, and small scale reproductive process.

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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.

(Photo by Jay Huggins on Flickr)

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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.

(Photo by Savannah Sam Photography)

 

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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.

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"South season" by Tauʻolunga

North Woods Naturalist: Summer solstice

The summer solstice means the longest day of sunlight. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what’s happening just around the corner.

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Maple Leaf in Spring

The lives of leaves in spring

Fall is not the only times when leaves go through dramatic changes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the lives of leaves in spring.

(Photo by Photoholic1 on Flickr)
 

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Kadunce River Trail

Suddenly Spring

Suddenly spring. Just over the past two weeks, birds, plants and bugs are bringing in the season. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spring transformations.

(Photo by Martha Marnocha)

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Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped warblers return

They’re a reliable early spring returning bird. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about yellow-rumped warblers.

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Spring Peeper

Where we are with spring

There’s been enough spring-like weather to get the season going. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about where we are in mid-May this year.
 

(Photo from FWC Fish and Wildlife Research on Flickr)

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Donna Lake

Our northwoods spring, so far

It’s been a chilly spring by and large. Still, plants and birds are in their spring mode even if there have been a few snow flurries from time to time. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spring so far.

(Photo by Martha Marnocha)

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