Environment

Wood frag

Time for spring singing in the marshes and blooming in the woods

This is the time of year to hear frogs in the lowlands and start to see wildflowers in the forest.

Moose numbers continue to decline in the Arrowhead

Points North: No moose hunt app for this Minnesotan

I'm not applying for a Minnesota moose permit this year.


Steelhead, photo from wikimedia commons

Points North: Strange Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead began running in North Shore rivers nearly a month ahead of schedule. If the rivers get much dryer, they’ll have to walk rather than swim upstream to reach their spawning grounds.


Marsh marigolds

Spring flowers are coming out and so are the beavers

This is the time of year we see pussy willows along the roadsides and marsh marigolds blooming in the wetlands WTIPs Jay Andersen talks with a local phenologist about early flowers, migrating bir

Melinda and Mark Spinler tap tress for sap

Making maple syrup is a sticky business

Syrup season is in full swing on the North Shore. This year, sap in the Arrowhead ran before the rest of the state, forcing syrup produces to kick operations into high gear much earlier than usual.


Shawn's dog Abby in South Dakota

Points North: Making Up for a Lost Spring

What change a year can bring. Last year, in midst of deep snow and below-zero cold, I took a breath and wrote that April was my favorite month of the year.


weather

What's up with this weird weather?

National Weather Service Meteorologist Mike Stewart talked with Buck Mar. 26 about our short winter, early spring, and what it all means. Listen to the interview.