Environment

Winter Reading

Points North: Some Gleanings From Winter Reading

Recently, en route on the Information Highway to other things, I stumbled upon a 2009 New York Times story about urban dwellers who are turning to hunting as way to acquire healthy, inexpensive meat.


Canada Jay

All about the caching Canada jay

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.


Rainbow trout

Local Fish Report for Feb. 18

GRAND MARAIS AREA

Our fishing expert, Jon Muhich of Buck’s Hardware, says if we’re talkin’ fishin’ we’re talkin’ trout.


Thermometer

Wildersmith February 18

A couple weeks ago I talked of this being the month of the full “worm” moon. I have discovered that I was a month ahead of myself as this lunar handle should be applied to March.


Tom Melius (FWS Midwest Regional Director) discusses waterfowl status with MN DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr

Points North: Can Landwehr Move the DNR Forward?

The recent announcement of DNR commissioner Tom Landwehr's leadership team left me wondering just one thing. Does Landwehr appoint the state poet laureate?


Ice on Lake Superior

Activity under our frozen lakes

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.


Skiing

Wildersmith February 11

Alas, America is beyond its self-imposed Super Sunday! After more than two weeks of nonsensical analytical madness about cheese or steel, the masses can return to normal, whatever that means.


Minnesota Forest

Points North: Let’s Keep Lawmakers Out of the Real Estate Business

Last fall, we looked at a 20-acre parcel the state was selling near Grand Marais, one of several on the North Shore included in a statewide land auction last October.


Tree Well

Under And Around The Snowpack In February

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.


Deer in Winter

Points North: Can We Change And Reduce Deer Disease Risks?

Last weekend Vikki announced she was giving up on feeding the birds for the winter, because she was overwhelmed by whitetails.