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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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Ice in Sea Cave

Are we making progress toward spring?

Mid-winter is a time to check in on progress toward spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about winter now and coming up.
 


Winter hydration important for birds and mammals

With everything frozen up, birds and mammals can have a difficult time finding water. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about hydrating in winter.
 


 

What are water shrews?

These little creatures have been perfecting their lifestyles for millions upon millions of years. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about water shrews.


A Winter Day in Norway by Fritz Thaulow, 1886

A very different winter so far

This winter is a whole lot different from last year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about birds, animals and warmer temperatures.
 


 
Sharp-shinned hawk

Fierce and agile sharp-shinned hawk

They’re agile and fierce pursuit hunters. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about her close encounter with a sharp-shinned hawk.


Thimbleberries

Thimbleberries: an often neglected trail treat

They’re a refreshing snack to find along a trail. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about thimbleberries.


 
Mosquito

Mosquitoes: bothersome bugs

This has been a particularly bothersome summer for mosquitoes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about these pesky pests.


Bunchberries

Regardless of the weather, it's early summer in the woods

Plenty of plants blooming and animals moving around. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about early summer


 
Tiger Swallowtail

North Woods Naturalist: Tiger Swallowtails

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


Winter Wren

North Woods Naturalist: Winter Wren

It's a tiny bird with a big voice. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about winter wrens.

(Photo by N.Sloth on Flickr)