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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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Spring Waterfall by Stephan Hoglund

North Woods Naturalist: Signs of spring

Despite recent snowfalls, spring is here.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff speaks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the signs of the changing season in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Least sandpiper.  Photo by Bill Thompson/USFWS via USFWS on Flickr.

North Woods Naturalist: A surprise early migrant

Naturalist Chel Anderson tells CJ Heithoff about one early spring migrant she recently spotted in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Common raven.  Photo by Neal Herbert via Yellowstone National Park on Flickr.

North Woods Naturalist: Ravens

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

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Snow (User:Introvert on Wikimedia)

North Woods Naturalist: Winter observations

It's certainly been a snowy winter on the North Shore.  Naturalist Chel Anderson fills us in on the detail of just how much snow we've seen, as well as other observations she's made this winter.

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Ice on Sawbill Lake by Carl Hansen

North Woods Naturalist: Life beneath the ice

Life is still flourishing underneath the winter ice despite the bitterly cold temperatures we've experienced this season. 

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the wonders of life below the ice in this edition of North Woods Naturalist

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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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