Environment

If you look along the Milky Way, you should see three bright stars: the summer triangle (Top to Bottom: Deneb, Vega & Altair)

Northern Sky: Gaining Constellations, Losing a Few Old Friends

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


"...The foliage of aspen and birch are beginning to favor aurous tones over their virescent tints of the past few months.."

Wildersmith August 24

Ambiance of adventure in this north woods territory is ever present, but is never more cherished than as we pass from season to season.


Checking out coho salmon (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service -Pacific Region/Flickr)

Points North: Invasive Ironies

The introduction of Pacific salmon to the Great Lakes in the 1960s is perhaps the best example of a government invasive species program that worked.


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LSProject: Creative Expression

Lake Superior: Fresh. Beautiful. Inspiring. The world’s largest and cleanest freshwater lake has been described in many ways.


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Kayaking from Northwest Angle to Key West...4,000 miles of lakes, rivers and ocean

Daniel Alvarez chatted with Bob Aug. 17 by phone from his kayak on the Big Lake near Two Harbors. Daniel is paddling from Northwest Angle to Key West, via the St. Louis and Mississippi rivers. You can follow his adventure here.


Sunset over Gunflint Lake (bdearth/Flickr)

Wildersmith August 17

The third weekend of August recorded seven days of tranquil weather passing through the upper Trail.


It's harvest time on the North Shore (janet.powell/Flickr)

Points North: Backyard Vacations and Fat Farm Subsidies

Every August I have a powerful urge to head West and get lost somewhere with mountains and trout streams.


"More etchings of autumnal splendor are beginning to appear in the woods..." (Topyti/Flickr)

Wildersmith August 10

With each passing day, signs of fall continue creeping into the north woods. Most notable since we last met on the radio was the coolness of last weekend.


Will wolf hunting be allowed in MN state parks? The answer is yes and no. (Paco Lyptic/Flickr)

Points North: Wolf Hunting Allowed in Some State Parks

Many Minnesota state parks are open to deer hunting during the November firearm season, which begs a question: Will wolf hunting be allowed in Minnesota state parks? The answer is yes and no.


North Woods Phenology on this month's First Thursday (Stephan Hoglund)

"Nature of the North Shore" is August's First Thursday topic

It's high summer on the North Shore, and there's plenty going on in our woods and waters.