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March 12, 2019
The snowpack in the woods is usually the greatest for the whole season. Here it is on a March day. Note the sunlight penetrating and the slight melting at the base of many trees, "tree circles." Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: The snowpack in the March woods
March 12, 2019 - 11:45am
March 5, 2019
A male hairy woodpecker feeds on suet in late winter. They frequently use their beaks to drum on trees at this time, to proclaim home territory and to try to get the attention of a mate. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Woodpecker drumming winter to spring
March 5, 2019 - 1:08pm
February 24, 2019
Rime frost as it appeared on tree branches earlier this month. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: February brings rime, rope
February 24, 2019 - 9:18am
February 18, 2019
A red-backed vole forages on a February day in a spruce forest. Note the fur color and small tail. Courtesy of Mark "Sparky" Stensaas
Northland Nature: Red-backed voles in the spruce woods
February 18, 2019 - 4:17am
February 12, 2019
A group of about a dozen goldfinches alight on a feeder, dining on thistle feed. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Arrival of the goldfinches
February 12, 2019 - 5:27am
February 3, 2019
Artist fungi grows on the trunk of a tree in winter. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Shelf fungi living on trees in mid-winter
February 3, 2019 - 11:31am
January 26, 2019
A gray squirrel digs through the snow on a January day to find and eat acorns that were buried in its cache last fall. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Gray squirrels dig into their food caches
January 26, 2019 - 7:59pm
January 20, 2019
Clusters of seeds hang from an ash tree on a January day. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: The bare winter trees are not so bare
January 20, 2019 - 1:02pm
January 12, 2019
Another winter day begins. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A cold winter walk at dawn
January 12, 2019 - 7:01pm
January 2, 2019
 A varied thrush, a bird native to the Pacific Northwest, visits a Northland yard in December. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Varied thrushes make surprise visit to feeders
January 2, 2019 - 3:27am
December 27, 2018
A black spruce grows in a bog on a winter day. Despite its small size, they can live long lives in these sites. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Evergreens in the bogs
December 27, 2018 - 5:49am
December 12, 2018
A shrew gives quite a pattern as it pushes its trail through the snow. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Shrews make trails in the new snow
December 12, 2018 - 5:05am
November 21, 2018
A male pine grosbeak feeds on crab apples on a late-November day. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: The arrival of pine grosbeaks
November 21, 2018 - 5:17am
March 30, 2018
Legal Learning: What is the law on tips?
March 30, 2018 - 1:51pm
March 16, 2018
Legal Learning: 'The Post' should be required reading
March 16, 2018 - 9:59am
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