Environment

Saw-whet owl (Steve Burt/Flickr)

Out There: Oliver

Out There is a monthly segment from WTIP volunteer and commentator Shelby Gonzalez.


Crescent Moon (Robert Snache/Flickr)

Northern Sky: Regulus, Antaries & the October moon

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.In this first part of October, you can check out a waning crescent moon west of Regu


Autumn on the Gunflint Trail (Mike Houge/Flickr)

Wildersmith October 5

Wow, the sights, sounds and scents of fall on the Gunflint have peaked like none such in recent memory.


Brook Trout (Jon David Nelson/Flickr)

Points North: The Brook Trout’s Revenge

They say you shouldn’t drink the water when traveling south of the border, because you might be afflicted with an unflattering ailment known as Montezuma’s Revenge.
 


Northern Lights by Stephan Hoglund

Astronomer Bob King on spotting northern lights, Zodiacal light, comets, and more this fall

Dave Seaton chatted Sept. 28 with Bob King, Duluth News-Tribune photographer, astronomer, and author of the Astro Bob blog. They covered everything from northern lights (fall's the best time to see them) to Mars Curiosity to getting enough sleep while working days and stargazing at night.


courtesy conservationbiology.net

Scat-sniffing dogs help researchers study & protect wildlife

Buck chatted Sept. 28 with Dr. Sam Wasser, director of the Center for Conservation Biology at the U of Washington, about an amazing group of dogs that assist in wildlife research by sniffing out scat for study.


Fall Colors on the North Shore (Paul Weimer/Flickr)

Wildersmith September 28

With activity slowing toward more quiet times along the Trail, it’s hard to believe that the month of our full “wild rice” moon has slipped so rapidly toward the western horizon.


Beaver Pond (Don Davison)

Points North: Looking for Ducks and Finding Wolves

While thousands of Minnesota duck hunters sat in swamps last weekend, I went walking in the woods. Sitting in a blind beside a stool of decoys goes against my restless nature.


Autumn is here, and leaves are beginning to change (Fang Guo/Flickr)

Autumn brings change outdoors

The trees and birds and everything are getting ready for winter.


The Andromeda galaxy is visible this month (find it at the bottom-center of the above photo, above the 'v' of the hills)

Northern Sky: Autumn Constellations

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.