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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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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.


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.