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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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Luna Moth

North Woods Naturalist: Luna moths

They are one of our most striking – and hard to find -- moths. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the large, green luna moth.

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Tiger Swallowtail

North Woods Naturalist: An early butterfly of spring - the tiger swallowtail

They’re among our earliest butterflies in spring. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about tiger swallowtails.

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White cedar by Joshua Mayer on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: The long-lived white cedar

They are one of our longest lived tree species. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the old and well adapted white cedar.

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"South season" by Tauʻolunga

North Woods Naturalist: Summer solstice

The summer solstice means the longest day of sunlight. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what’s happening just around the corner.

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Maple Leaf in Spring

The lives of leaves in spring

Fall is not the only times when leaves go through dramatic changes. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the lives of leaves in spring.

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Kadunce River Trail

Suddenly Spring

Suddenly spring. Just over the past two weeks, birds, plants and bugs are bringing in the season. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spring transformations.

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Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Yellow-rumped warblers return

They’re a reliable early spring returning bird. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about yellow-rumped warblers.

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Spring Peeper

Where we are with spring

There’s been enough spring-like weather to get the season going. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about where we are in mid-May this year.
 

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Donna Lake

Our northwoods spring, so far

It’s been a chilly spring by and large. Still, plants and birds are in their spring mode even if there have been a few snow flurries from time to time.

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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.