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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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Blue-bead lily

North Woods Naturalist: Transition to autumn

Even though there have been late summer days, we’re transitioning into autumn. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about autumn around the corner.

(Photo by peupleloup on Flickr)

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Crab spider

North Woods Naturalist: Crab Spiders

It’s a small spider that hides in plain view -- it can because it changes color. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about crab spiders.

(Photo by John Flannery on Flickr)

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Flat-topped aster

North Woods Naturalist: Changing August

Summer is on the wane, and there are a lot of changes as we work through August. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the birds, blooming and berries of late summer.

(Photo by Charles Wohlers on Flickr)
 

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North Woods Naturalist: Acrobatic hummingbirds

They’re small, but they’re the bird world’s acrobats. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about acrobatic hummingbirds.

(Photo by Budohio on Flickr)

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Cow Parsnip (Photo by Marilylle Soveran on Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Lush July

The combination of moist weather and cooler temps means a lush July this year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about perfect weather for blooming wild plants.

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Photo by Eli Sagor on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Pine pollen

The yellow dust you’ve been wiping off your outdoor furniture or grill is really pine pollen, and there’s a good deal more to it than meets the eye. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about a most amazing, and small scale reproductive process.

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Luna Moth

North Woods Naturalist: Luna moths

They are one of our most striking – and hard to find -- moths. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the large, green luna moth.

(Photo by Jay Huggins on Flickr)

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Tiger Swallowtail

North Woods Naturalist: An early butterfly of spring - the tiger swallowtail

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

(Photo by Savannah Sam Photography)

 

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White cedar by Joshua Mayer on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: The long-lived white cedar

They are one of our longest lived tree species. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the old and well adapted white cedar.

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"South season" by Tauʻolunga

North Woods Naturalist: Summer solstice

The summer solstice means the longest day of sunlight. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what’s happening just around the corner.

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