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.
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.
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.
In the cabin, we have a framed comic strip which features a woodsman talking to a tree.
Lots of snow means lots of interesting animal tracks in the woods. WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with local phenologist Chel Anderson about snow prints.
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.
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.
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!
Recently, I interviewed a few friends for a trout fishing story I'm writing for a magazine.