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North Woods Naturalist: Spawning coasters

In the streams and on the shoals, the Coaster Brook Trout are busy. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spawning coasters.


Emerald ash borer likely to spread along North Shore

Emerald ash borer was discovered in trees last week in Duluth.


Herring numbers likely to impact DNR's Lake Superior fishery plan

Herring numbers are low in Lake Superior, according to the Department of Natural Resources. This could impact the way the lake is managed in the future as a fishery.


North Woods Naturalist: Late October

October is winding down and we are definitely into fall. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the shift from autumn toward winter.


Field Notes: American Robin

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


new Arrowhead Co-op community solar array

Community solar: What it is and how it works

Cook County's local electric co-op, Arrowhead, recently installed a community solar array, and members can subscribe to the output. We wanted to learn more, so we talked with Prof. Kathryn Milun of the Institute on the Environment and UMD, who has been studying community solar and developed a project called the Solar Commons. You can learn more about Arrowhead's local project here


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.