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Fungi noose

North Woods Naturalist: Predatory fungi

Fungi are an important part of the earth’s scheme of decomposition. But do they hunt and kill? WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about predatory fungi.


North Woods Naturalist: Hummingbird Goodbye

In a most unusual and fascinating story, WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the hummingbird goodbye.

(Photo by Priya Saihgal on Flickr)


Drones can stress out bears

How can flying drones affect stress levels in bears?

University of Minnesota post-grad researcher Mark Ditmer just completed a study that looked at how drones can agitate bears in the wilderness. He goes over his findings with host Dave Tersteeg.


Aspen leaf miner trails

North Woods Naturalist: Peepers and little moths

Little moths all over the place, but not to worry…they don’t eat your clothes.


Boreal chickadee

Field Notes: Boreal chickadee

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 8:00 and 10:00.  Support for Fiel


Sam Cook. Duluth News Tribune photo

DNT Outdoors Editor Sam Cook chats with Buck one last time

Duluth News Tribune Outdoors Editor Sam Cook is a longtime favorite Roadhouse guest and friend of Buck's. He called in for Buck's last show, and they reminisced, told great stories, and managed to cover some outdoors topics, too. You can read Sam's work at


Kadunce River

Searching for 'river bugs' in the Kadunce River

Get a new perspective of the Kadunce River in this WTIP Community Producers feature. We’ll hear from Karen, Nick and Kent as they search for river bugs.


North Woods Naturalist: Slugs

It’s not everyone’s favorite mollusk, but important just the same. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about slugs.


Sunny's Back Yard: Tomato summer

Growing tomatoes in the north woods can be a challenge. But the reward is great when all the variables of gardening in a cold climate come together.