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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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A Winter Day in Norway by Fritz Thaulow, 1886

A very different winter so far

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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.
 
(Art courtesy of California State University Image Project)


 
Sharp-shinned hawk

Fierce and agile sharp-shinned hawk

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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.

(Photo by Laura Gooch on Flickr)
 


 
Thimbleberries

Thimbleberries: an often neglected trail treat

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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

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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

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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

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

(Photo by John Flannery on Flickr)


 
Winter Wren

North Woods Naturalist: Winter Wren

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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)


 
Spring Beauty

North Woods Naturalist: Feels Like Summer

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June is the summer solstice month and it’s feeling a lot like summer. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the big green-up.

(Photo by Tim on Flickr)


 
White crown

White-crowned sparrows are moving through

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White- crowned sparrows and white throats look similar, but a closer look reveals many differences. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about white-crowns.


 
Rose-breasted grosbeaks

Familiar birds returning after a long winter away

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Many birds have continued their migration north, being replaced by many more coming back or on their way through. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about all the spring birds an a few frogs as well.