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Arcturus is the brightest star in Boötes (it's the brightest object in the upper left corner)

Northern Sky: Movement in March

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesota, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column. This month, Earth passes Mars, and Jupiter passes Venus.


"...a sure sign that all things vernal are not far away..."

Wildersmith February 24

February in the north woods is about a done deal. The sands of time are running out on month two just as they are on the winter of 11/12.


"Tovar's doctor and his wife suggested adding animal products to his diet might help him feel better"

Points North: When A Vegan Goes Hunting

Tovar Cerulli has AOH, an increasingly common syndrome. The symptoms appeared in his 30s and were somewhat of a surprise. AOH is the acronym for what Cerulli terms Adult Onset Hunting.


Gray Wolf (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service-Midwest Region)

Points North: Do Wolves Have Longer Memories Than People?

Abby, the old dog, found a headless grouse in the yard on a cold, clear morning last week.


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Local explorer Lonnie Dupre on his recent Denali attempt and his newly-published memoir

Local explorer Lonnie Dupre stopped by The Roadhouse Feb. 10 to chat with Buck about his second attempt to summit Denali in winter, and about his newly-published memoir, "Life on Ice: 25 Years of Arctic Exploration."


A Photo by George Desort/ Logo by Lauryl Loberg

LSProject: A Perfect Storm of Circumstances (Full Report)

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches. Seemingly pristine and still very wild, the North Shore of Lake Michigan is a wilderness destination.


"Much warmer temps and no new snow finds many of us ready to throw in the towel and get on with the season of re-birth"

Wildersmith February 10

It’s sweet heart day in the northland! The time of hearts and chocolates finds the calendar chipping away at what was supposed to be the burden of winter.


Kate Watson is an outdoor writer and communications manager for North House Folk School based and Grand Marais, MN

Points North: Young women bring new perspectives to outdoor writing

We often hear young people are losing interest in the Great Outdoors, but plenty of 20-somethings enjoy activities ranging from cross-country skiing to hunting.


The "Sickle"; Regulus is the brightest object in the lower left corner

Northern Sky: Bright Lights in February

Deane Morrison is a science writer at the University of Minnesot, where she authors the Minnesota Starwatch column.


"We all know February can easily mean “proceed with caution.” There is snow yet to fall and winds to howl..."

Wildersmith February 3

February has called on us “up the Trail folks” in more seasonal fashion. Temps have been cold, but not bitter, with some decent snow, but nothing to boast about.