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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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Indian Pipe. Photo by Sherlock Holmes via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0)

North Woods Naturalist: Indian Pipe

Monotropa uniflora, known to many as Indian Pipe or Ghost Plant is a perennial wildflower found throughout the United States.  However, according to the U.S. Forest Service, it's not a commonly encountered wildflower.

There have been some sightings of this white wildflower in our area recently.  WTIP's CJ Heithoffs talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Indian Pipes in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Crow.  Photo by Glenn Euloth via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

North Woods Naturalist: Crows

Did you know that crows are incredibly intelligent birds?  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks all things crows with naturalist Chel Anderson in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

 


 
Sunrise Trees by Travis Novitsky

North Woods Naturalist: Changing summer

The woods and waters along the North Shore often undergo dramatic changes during the summer months.  Naturalist Chel Anderson describes the changes she's noticed recently in this edition of North Woods Naturalist. 

 


 
Bald-Faced Hornet by Tony Hisgett via Flickr and Creative Commons (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/)

North Woods Naturalist: Bald-Faced Hornets

Bald-Faced Hornets are found all across the country.  You may not have heard of them, but you've probably seen their volleyball-sized paper wasp-like nests before.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff speaks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Bald-Faced Hornets in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Morel. Photo by Ken Mattison via Flickr and Creative Commons.(creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/)

North Woods Naturalist: Spring fungi

WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with Chel Anderson about the various species of spring fungi in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Spring Bloom by Stephan Hoglund

North Woods Naturalist: Spring ephemerals

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

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Photo by Ken Sturm/USFWS via U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Northeast Region on Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Co-parenting eagles

A group of co-parenting eagles in Illinois has garnered quite a bit of media attention across the country.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with naturalist Chel Anderson to learn more about this uncommon occurrence.

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Spring Bloom by Stephan Hoglund

North Woods Naturalist: Current spring observations

It's an exciting time of year to see the changes around us.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the latest spring observations.

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Snowy Forest, Sawbill Trail by Travis Novitsky

North Woods Naturalist: Seasonal whiplash

What season is it, spring or winter?  If you've found yourself asking that question recently, you may have experienced seasonal whiplash.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how the abruptly changing conditions affect the wildlife in our area in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.

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Photo from beaumontpete via Flickr

North Woods Naturalist: Bird songs

It's the time of year when the birds start singing away.  WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the physiology behind bird songs in this edition of North Woods Naturalist.  

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