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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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Lake Superior Winter by Bryan Hansel

North Woods Naturalist: Types of ice

Did you know that there are many different types of ice that can form on our lakes?

Naturalist Chel Anderson tells WTIP's CJ Heithoff how to tell the differences between all the different varieties of ice in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Frost crack

North Woods Naturalist: Frost cracks

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what causes frost cracks in trees.

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Bobcat Resting in the Snow

North Woods Naturalist: Bobcats

There's been an increase in reports of bobcats along the North Shore recently.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with Chel Anderson to find out more about the feline animal in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Deer In Winter by Scott Herrly

North Woods Naturalist: Deer in winter

White-tailed deer can be found across almost all of North America, and our area is no exception.  However, the North Shore climate creates some unique challenges for deer, particularly in the winter.

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how deer manage the snow and other wintry conditions in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Photo by João Neves via Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Snow and snow fog

The North Shore has received significant snowfall over the past few weeks.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with naturalist Chel Anderson to learn how this snow affects our wildlife. Chel also explains the rare wonder of snow fog in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Photo by Andrew Everett via Flickr and Creative Commons

North Woods Naturalist: Eagles kettling

Despite the cold, some eagles do stay along the North Shore during the winter months.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with Chel Anderson about what those eagles are up this time of year in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Night Sky

North Woods Naturalist: Winter Lights

January is the darkest month of the year, and that means there are great opportunities to view the night sky.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what to look for in the sky this month in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Ice on Lake Superior

North Woods Naturalist: Ice

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how ice is formed on our lakes and rivers in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Snow-filled Tree

North Woods Naturalist: Snow

Some of the wildlife in our area is more visible after the first snowfall of the winter season.  Naturalist Chel Anderson speaks with WTIP's CJ Heithoff about some of the activity she has seen in our woods and waters over the last couple of weeks.

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Chipmunk in Snow

North Woods Naturalist: Mammals in winter

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how the mammals along the North Shore prepare for winter in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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