Environment

Deer in Winter

Points North: Can We Change And Reduce Deer Disease Risks?

Last weekend Vikki announced she was giving up on feeding the birds for the winter, because she was overwhelmed by whitetails.


Deer

Wildersmith February 4

The north woods survived January, and we are off into the month of Namebini Giizis (the “sucker moon” as the Ojibwe call it).


Superior Ice (by Roger Linehan)

The Big Freeze on Lake Superior: Where and When

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


Ethanol Plant

Points North: Will Pheasant Hunting Drown In An Ethanol Sea?

Two recent actions by Congress and the administration are very likely to result in far fewer pheasants in Minnesota and across the Midwest.


Pine Marten (by travelling.steve on Flickr)

Wildersmith January 28

The romance and adventure of life in the wilderness was enriched last weekend with some big-time cold.


Redpoll (by Arnstein Rønning on wikimedia)

Redpolls and other winter songbird survivors

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now.


Ruffed Grouse (by Mdf on wikimedia)

Points North: Researcher Struggles To Fund Ruffed Grouse Research

Rocky Gutierrez likes to point out an irony of Minnesota game bird management. The state has two hunting stamps dedicated to specific birds—the ring-necked pheasant and the wild turkey.


Least Weasel (by Marko_K on Flickr)

Small, white and feisty least weasels

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives here in Cook County and joins us periodically to talk about phenology or what’s going on in the woods right now. Welcome, Chel.


Moose (by Douglas Brown on Flickr)

Points North: From Moose to Mussels, Landwehr Has Work To Do

Two ardent pheasant hunters told me about a post-Christmas hunt in western Minnesota cattail marshes during a hallway break at the 2011 DNR Roundtable held last week.


Canada Lynx (by Michael Zahra on wikimedia)

Wildersmith January 14

Winter has set down with the usual January cold, and has offered up a couple days of meager snow accumulations since we last met on the radio and/or web.