North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

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Chel Anderson
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors. She shares her insights with WTIP listeners every Tuesday during North Shore Morning and North Shore Digest.  Subscribe to our North Woods Naturalist podcast.

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Black-backed Woodpecker

The lowdown on North Shore woodpeckers

It’s spring and woodpeckers are making themselves known in the woods.


Ravens

Ravens are starting to build their nests

One of our most interesting and adaptable birds is also one of the most commonly found here in the Northland. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with Chel Andersen about ravens.
 


 

All About Tree Bark: Part 2

Most people probably identify trees by their leaves and bark. In the second of a two-part series, WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about tree bark.


All About Tree Bark: Part 1

Most people probably identify trees by their leaves and bark. In the first of a two part series, WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about tree bark.


 
Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl - An occasional winter visitor

They’re our heaviest and probably most agile owl, but they usually show up here when the winter hunting gets hard in the far north.


Ice in Sea Cave

Are we making progress toward spring?

Mid-winter is a time to check in on progress toward spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about winter now and coming up.
 


 

Winter hydration important for birds and mammals

With everything frozen up, birds and mammals can have a difficult time finding water. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about hydrating in winter.
 


What are water shrews?

These little creatures have been perfecting their lifestyles for millions upon millions of years. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about water shrews.


 
A Winter Day in Norway by Fritz Thaulow, 1886

A very different winter so far

This winter is a whole lot different from last year. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about birds, animals and warmer temperatures.
 


Sharp-shinned hawk

Fierce and agile sharp-shinned hawk

They’re agile and fierce pursuit hunters. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about her close encounter with a sharp-shinned hawk.