Environment

Chipmunk

West End News April 21

I saw my first chipmunk of the season this week. It was standing up, in that cute chipmunk way, right in the middle of the Sawbill Trail.


Waiting for Spring

Gunflint Notebook: Waiting

We spend much of our lives waiting: waiting to be born, waiting to get our driver's licenses in high school, waiting to register for college, and so on.


Moose

Points North: Seeking Answers To Moose Decline—Before It’s Too Late

Gonzo journalism is when the journalist becomes a participant in the story. I'm not sure it applies to clipping samples of moose browse along the Gunflint Trail. Researcher Dr.


Environmental Protest

Points North: Whatever Happened To Activism?

In a time when politicians seem to view the natural world with attitudes ranging from indifference to abhorrence, in separate conversations I recently asked three prominent environmentalists the same


Snowshoe Hare

Wildersmith April 22

“Old Man Winter” roared back into the north woods this past weekend. In simple terms, it was “Just a moment, my wilderness friends and little Miss Spring.


Black-backed Woodpecker

The lowdown on North Shore woodpeckers

Chel Anderson is a North Shore naturalist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome back, Chel.


Crack in the Ice by Bryan Hansel

Wildersmith April 15

It’s looking like spring, feeling like spring and smelling like spring. I think “Mother Nature” has declared it spring in our northern forest.


MN DNR volunteers conducting a survey of dwarf trout lilies

Points North: Somewhere, We’ve Lost It

A recent interview with DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr in Minnesota Outdoor News ended on a less than inspiring note.


Quaking Aspen Bud

Learn to keep track of what’s going on outside

Chel Anderson is a North Shore naturalist. She lives here in Cook County. She joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome back, Chel.