Environment

Pine Tree by MichaelPloujnikov on Wikimedia

Points North: A Poached Tree And The Promise Of Spring

 Years ago I found myself on a rocky outcrop overlooking the little North Shore community where I live.


Deer (Wikimedia)

Points North: The Price We Pay for Deer Abundance

New England's abundant whitetails present a host of management challenges, according to a story in the current issue


Minnesota Corn (Kris on Wikimedia)

Points North: We Need A Salesman To Lead The DNR

 While we still aren’t sure who will be our next governor, some are already speculating about who our incoming leader will appoint to lead the Minnesota DNR.


Snowflakes

All things snowflake

 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.


Whitetail Buck

Points North: Whitetail Encounter Draws A Snowy Curtain On 2010 Hunt

When deer season ends, so does my hunting. Deer season is the grande finale of my outdoor year, which begins in April as soon as I can wet a line in open water.


Black Bear

Points North: In The Deer Woods, It’s The Year Of The Bear...And The Eagle

 Around our house, this deer season is the Year of the Bear. No, we didn’t shoot a bruin. Instead, a bear cub has become our hunting party’s unofficial mascot.


Mark Morgan on the bathhouse roof

Rec Park bathhouse goes solar

Last week a small crew—helped by a crane—hoisted solar panels onto the roof of a bathhouse in the Grand Marais Rec Park. Mark Morgan is installing the panels on the bathhouse roof.


Princess Pine

Prehistoric plants grow under our winter snow

 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.


Casting Votes

Points North: How Will The Election Affect Conservation And The Environment?

 Last week’s elections can be summed up by saying an angry swarm of voters descended on the nation’s


Mink Frog

Frogs face the freeze in different ways

 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.