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North Woods Naturalist

Sunrise west harbor  from the Sunrise Series by Stephan Hoglund

Contributor(s): 
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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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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Frog

North Woods Naturalist: Wildlife adaptation to cooling temperatures

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how different wildlife survive the winters in our woods and waters.

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Paradise Beach by Stephan Hoglund

North Woods Naturalist: Winds and waves

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the recent big winds in our area and how that affects our lakes in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Wind turbine

North Woods Naturalist: Wind

Wind has certainly been in the headlines locally this month.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the perhaps, surprising, importance of wind to our forest ecosystems in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Snow & Needles (Eli Sagor/Flickr)

North Woods Naturalist: Hint of winter

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the first hints of winter that we've seen on the North Shore in the past week in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Swans swimming in Temperance River

North Woods Naturalist: Swans and Cranes

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Swans and Cranes in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.
 

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Foxfire (Photo by Ylem via wikimedia)

North Woods Naturalist: Foxfire

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about foxfire in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Sunset

North Woods Naturalist: Autumn transitions

September 22 was the official start of autumn, and those along the North Shore are already seeing the early signs of the changing season. 

WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about just that in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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