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May 22, 2019
A bittern hunts along a lakeshore. This is also where it gives the weird call. Photo courtesy of Mark Sparky Stensaas
Northland Nature: The weird sound coming from the swamp
May 22, 2019 - 5:29am
May 15, 2019
In Carlton County, a ruby-crowned kinglet as we are most likely to see it: only about 4 inches long. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A surprising bird at the feeder
May 15, 2019 - 7:17am
May 7, 2019
A group of bloodroots bloom on the forest floor on a May day. Note eight white petals and the large leaf. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Blood roots add white petals to woods flora
May 7, 2019 - 6:40am
April 30, 2019
Twigs from red maples with male flowers (above) and female flowers (below). Note the different structures and colors. They usually grow on separate trees. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: This is red maples' flowering time
April 30, 2019 - 5:18am
April 16, 2019
A male ruffed grouse drums on his home log, proclaiming territorial ownership and trying to attract a female. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Another early morning bird sound
April 16, 2019 - 9:53am
April 9, 2019
Migrant flocks of Canada geese and trumpeter swans rest in open water on an early spring day. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Geese, swans in open water
April 9, 2019 - 4:12pm
April 2, 2019
CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE: Male catkins of speckled alder, yellow with pollen, as seen on an April day. Note the smaller female catkins above. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Catkins grow on early-spring trees
April 2, 2019 - 5:56pm
March 26, 2019
An early migrant – a male red-winged blackbird – sings in a swamp. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Looking for the very early migrants
March 26, 2019 - 9:24am
March 20, 2019
A funnel-web spider rests at the entrance of its web on a winter day. The web is in a corner of a basement of a house. Yes, they also winter with us. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: They also wintered with us
March 20, 2019 - 2:00pm
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
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