Environment

Pine Marten (by travelling.steve on Flickr)

Wildersmith January 28

The romance and adventure of life in the wilderness was enriched last weekend with some big-time cold.


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.


Ruffed Grouse (by Mdf on wikimedia)

Points North: Researcher Struggles To Fund Ruffed Grouse Research

Rocky Gutierrez likes to point out an irony of Minnesota game bird management. The state has two hunting stamps dedicated to specific birds—the ring-necked pheasant and the wild turkey.


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.


Moose (by Douglas Brown on Flickr)

Points North: From Moose to Mussels, Landwehr Has Work To Do

Two ardent pheasant hunters told me about a post-Christmas hunt in western Minnesota cattail marshes during a hallway break at the 2011 DNR Roundtable held last week.


Canada Lynx (by Michael Zahra on wikimedia)

Wildersmith January 14

Winter has set down with the usual January cold, and has offered up a couple days of meager snow accumulations since we last met on the radio and/or web.


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.


Redpolls

Of Woods And Words: The Art Of Gathering

In the cabin, we have a framed comic strip which features a woodsman talking to a tree.


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.