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February 1, 2016
Go batty for bats, and help them survive
February 1, 2016 - 3:07pm
January 21, 2016
An adult emerald ash borer is metallic green and about a half-inch long. Adults leave a D-shaped hole in the bark of an ash tree when they emerge in spring.
Join the battle against emerald ash borer
January 21, 2016 - 10:17am
January 19, 2016
Class focuses on detecting emerald ash borer
January 19, 2016 - 9:53am
December 4, 2015
Clusters of highbush cranberry berries are seen at the edge of woods. Photos by Larry Weber
Discover tree berries and fruits in December
December 4, 2015 - 6:47pm
November 21, 2015
Night skies
November 21, 2015 - 12:11pm
October 25, 2015
A group of tamaracks glow in a swamp in late October. Photos by Larry Weber
Northland Nature:Tamaracks glow from the swamps in October
October 25, 2015 - 11:14am
October 18, 2015
Asian lady beetles don’t eat wood or cause damage, experts say, and don’t spread disease. But some people say the orange beetles can bite.
Naturalist Larry Weber, however, says it’s more of a pinch. “I don’t think they can really break the skin, like a true bite, but they might annoy some people by pinching their skin.” Jamie Lund/jlund@
The lady beetles are invading
October 18, 2015 - 9:56am
October 11, 2015
Conservative deer season in 2015 will continue to build population
October 11, 2015 - 6:09pm
A late-flowering New England aster blooms on an October day. (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature By Larry Weber: Some October wildflowers linger
October 11, 2015 - 8:27am
October 5, 2015
Tree health is important to water quality, which is important to the health of fish. In this photo, Conservation Corps of Minnesota staff are thinning Aspen trees on John Macho's property near Mahtowa. Macho has been more active than most landowners in working with his property to improve the forest and wildlife habitat. Photo by Kim Samuelson
A fish (and tree) story
October 5, 2015 - 10:09am
August 29, 2015
Bat biologists Tim Sichmeller, Ben Hale and April McKay of WEST, Inc. examine a captured bat in Aitkin County. Contributed Photo
Research spotlights ‘threatened’ bats
August 29, 2015 - 12:14pm
August 28, 2015
A Gray Tree Frog rests on a leaf of a Raspberry plant. Photo by Larry Weber
NORTHLAND NATURE: Return of the gray (green) tree frogs
August 28, 2015 - 10:50am
August 16, 2015
Lobster fungus among August forest fungi
August 16, 2015 - 1:17pm
July 30, 2015
A harvestman (daddy-long-legs) rests on the side of a building. Note the one body part and the long legs; the second pair, being the longest, are used to feel as they walk. Photos contributed by Larry Weber
‘Harvestmen’ show up at harvest time
July 30, 2015 - 11:09am
July 27, 2015
Arrowheads stems and leaves rise out of the water. Note the leaf shape. Photos by Larry Weber
Late July is arrowhead time at the lake’s shoreline
July 27, 2015 - 11:50am