Environment

Red Squirrel

Feeder birds and chasing squirrels – spring is here

Things are changing at and under the bird feeders. Some birds are arriving, some leaving, some changing color.


Howling wolf. Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

State pushes for de-listing wolves from Endangered Species list

The Department of Natural Resources Wednesday submitted a formal petition to the U.S.


Wolf at Tucker Lake. Photo by Fran Smith

Familiar clues for tree tappers and wolves begin to court

We can’t feel it, but trees give off energy that melts the snow from their bases, creating tree wells. Early spring is also time for wolf mating.


“The Omnivore's Dilemma,” by Michael Pollan

Points North: Healthy eating is good for conservation

Michael Pollan is a novice hunter, but his writing on the topics of hunting and animal rights are among the best to appear in the past decade.


Wilson's Warbler

Field Notes: Wilson's Warbler is rare

Field Notes with Molly Hoffman can be heard every Thursday, Friday and Saturday morning between 9 and 9:30.&n


Aspen tress produce sunscreen

Aspen sunscreen and color changes in trees with Chel Anderson

As spring approaches we begin to notice subtle changing colors on the hillsides and along roadways. Trees and shrubs are responding to the longer days.


Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Great Lakes protection bill introduced

Minnesota’s U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, along with five other Great Lakes Senators, has introduced the bipartisan Great Lakes Environmental Protection Act.


Grand Marais Harbor 1/02/2010

In late winter the land warms, but the big lake ices up

Why does the North Shore seem warmer this winter? Temperatures in February were some of the highest in the state. If that’s the case, why is there so much ice out on Lake Superior?


Gypsy Moth

Gypsy moth meetings on North Shore March 1 & 2

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is gearing up to tackle gypsy moth infestations in northeastern Minnesota.