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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Superior Ice (by Roger Linehan)

The Big Freeze on Lake Superior: Where and When

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


Redpoll (by Arnstein Rønning on wikimedia)

Redpolls and other winter songbird survivors

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


 
Least Weasel (by Marko_K on Flickr)

Small, white and feisty least weasels

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. 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.


Deer (by Ken Thomas on wikimedia)

Deer are great survivors in winter

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


 
Animal Tracks (by Jomegat on wikimedia)

Tracks: what’s walking in the woods?

Lots of snow means lots of interesting animal tracks in the woods. WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with local phenologist Chel Anderson about snow prints.


Robin (by JerryFriedman on wikimedia)

Birds have winter survival skills

As winter settles in, so do many birds. Those that don’t migrate must have adaptations to the cold. WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with local phenologist Chel Anderson about winter bird survival.


 
Lake Superior (by Aaron Fulkerson on wikimedia)

Sky streaks continue through mid-month

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it a meteor shower and it’s going on right now.


Snowflakes

All things snowflake

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


 
Princess Pine

Prehistoric plants grow under our winter snow

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. 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.


Mink Frog

Frogs face the freeze in different ways

 Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist . She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.