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North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

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Chel Anderson
Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. She lives in the Hovland area and keeps close tabs on daily changes happening in the great outdoors. She shares her insights with WTIP listeners every Tuesday during North Shore Morning and North Shore Digest.  Subscribe to our North Woods Naturalist podcast.

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North Woods Naturalist: Barred owl

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel tells us all she knows about the barred owl, also known as the hoot owl.

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North Woods Naturalist: Hoar frost vs rime ice

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

Hoar frost and rime ice are very similar, but there are small differences between the two.  Chel teaches us how to tell the two apart in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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North Woods Naturalist: Snow and stars

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about two of our biggest winter wonders - snow and stars.

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North Woods Naturalist: Tracks

There's a bit of snow cover now on frozen lakes, ponds, and rivers.  The fresh snow provides a perfect canvas for wildlife to leave their tracks behinds.  In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel describes the tracks she's encountered recently.

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North Woods Naturalist: Early winter ice

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel walks us through the magic and intricacies of early winter ice.

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North Woods Naturalist: Northern goshawk and beaver encounters

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel describes some of her recent wildlife encounters.

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North Woods Naturalist: November re-emergences

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about things that are re-emerging with the reduction in snow cover, including orange jelly fungus, clubmoss, red squirrels, and more.

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Photo by Needsmoreritalin / CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons

North Woods Naturalist: November weather changes

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel describes her observations in our woods and waters - as well as the sky above - as the weather finally begins to cool down.


 
Frosted Trees - Martine Lambrechts

North Woods Naturalist: October snow

October snow isn't all that unusual, but the amount that's accumulated this month is.  Naturalist Chel Anderson talks about recent snowfall and how it compares to previous years, and much more about what she's observing in our woods and waters right now in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Photo by Clare Shirley

North Woods Naturalist: Snow and more

The first snow of the year can be magical.  Naturalist Chel Anderson describes some of the changes that she's observed in our woods and waters as the first snows of the year begin to accumulate.

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