Environment

Pussy Willow

Wildersmith March 25

Gunflint Territory celebrated March’s supermoon even though it had to burn through the clouds last Saturday night. The effect in the upper Trail was not as had been expected.


Patagonia

Points North: Winter Media Safari Finds Outdoor Adventurers

Over the winter I explored the outdoors in media. In this era when many say America's love for the outdoors is fading, I wanted to find out what, if anything, was new and exciting.


Traditional Maple Sugar Tap

It’s maple sugar time on the North Shore

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.


Snowshoe Hare

Elusive snowshoe hares – lots of tracks, few sightings

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, Chel!


Lake Superior Ice

West End News March 19

For the first time in many years, there is a logging sale in progress near our home at Sawbill.


Canada Lynx

Points North: We Don’t Need No Science—Legislators Prove Global Warming A Farce

The Canada lynx may be Minnesota's most reclusive resident, but we know much more about this boreal forest wild cat than we did 10 years ago.


Musher at Much for a Cure (by Stephan Hoglund)

Wildersmith March 18

After an upper Trail weekend of barking and angling, peaceful celestial events take center stage for residents and visitors.


Melting Snow

Wildersmith March 11

The season of cold and white is in a mellowing mood as March, week two concludes.


Logging Skidder

Points North: Understanding School Trust Lands

Among the land conservation issues likely to be addressed by the Legislature during this session will be state trust lands and the revenue they produce for schools.


Saw-Whet Owl

The Saw Whet Is Our Smallest Owl

The smallest owl in our north woods is the saw whet. Even though it’s only eight inches tall, it’s quite common and often seen and heard in our conifer forests.