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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: 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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Fall Colors on the Honeymoon Trail by Travis Novitsky

North Woods Naturalist: Beautiful fall

The fall colors were fantastic this year, and there is still a hint of color out there yet.  In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, botanist and plant ecologist Chel Anderson talks about the perfect storm that led to the jaw-dropping fall colors as well as the latest autumn observations she's had in our woods and waters.

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Fall on the Gunflint Trail by Bryan Hansel

North Woods Naturalist: Fall equinox

This week marked the official start of autumn with the fall equinox.  In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, botanist and plant ecologist Chel Anderson talks about what she's observing in our woods and waters during the transition from summer for fall.

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North Woods Naturalist: More signs of fall

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. 

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Autumn has arrived...! (Photo by Bryan Hansel)

North Woods Naturalist: Signs of autumn

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about some of the signs of autumn in our woods and waters.

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North Woods Naturalist: Butterfly Wings

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. 

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Common Nighthawk. Photo by Eric Ellingson via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

North Woods Naturalist: Nighthawks and dog-day cicadas

Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about two common sightings in our area this time of year - nighthawks and dog-day cicadas.

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North Woods Naturalist August 11

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. 

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