Environment

Moose (by Douglas Brown on Flickr)

Points North: From Moose to Mussels, Landwehr Has Work To Do

Two ardent pheasant hunters told me about a post-Christmas hunt in western Minnesota cattail marshes during a hallway break at the 2011 DNR Roundtable held last week.


Canada Lynx (by Michael Zahra on wikimedia)

Wildersmith January 14

Winter has set down with the usual January cold, and has offered up a couple days of meager snow accumulations since we last met on the radio and/or web.


Deer (by Ken Thomas on wikimedia)

Deer are great survivors in winter

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


Redpolls

Of Woods And Words: The Art Of Gathering

In the cabin, we have a framed comic strip which features a woodsman talking to a tree.


Animal Tracks (by Jomegat on wikimedia)

Tracks: what’s walking in the woods?

Lots of snow means lots of interesting animal tracks in the woods. WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with local phenologist Chel Anderson about snow prints.


Robin (by JerryFriedman on wikimedia)

Birds have winter survival skills

As winter settles in, so do many birds. Those that don’t migrate must have adaptations to the cold. WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with local phenologist Chel Anderson about winter bird survival.


Lake Superior (by Aaron Fulkerson on wikimedia)

Sky streaks continue through mid-month

Look up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it a meteor shower and it’s going on right now.


Frozen Lake (by Mike6271 on wikimedia)

Wildersmith January 7

A belated Happy New Year to everyone! The days spin by so fast regardless of where one is located, and being in the wilderness is no exception, 2011 is already a week old!


Field Dressing A Deer (by MJCdetroit on wikimedia)

Points North: Resolutions Spur Outdoor Enthusiasm

Recently, I interviewed a few friends for a trout fishing story I'm writing for a magazine.


Wenonah by Mathew Ingram on Wikimedia

Points North: For Isle Royale Captain, Bringing Home A New Boat Was An Adventure

 He says it was no big deal, but coming home with a new boat was an adventure for Don Szczech.