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November 8, 2018
A woolybear caterpillar as it appears while crossing the road in early November, seeking food and a shelter for winter. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Woolybear caterpillars seek shelters now
November 8, 2018 - 4:05am
October 31, 2018
A closer look at a tamarack in its autumn attire. Note how the needles grow in clumps. Photo by Larry Weber
Late October is tamarack time
October 31, 2018 - 11:04am
October 14, 2018
A growth of New England aster standing tall in bloom on an October day. Photo by Larry Weber
New England asters bloom late
October 14, 2018 - 6:03am
October 7, 2018
A poison ivy plant with red leaves on an autumn day. Photo by Larry Weber
Red leaves from plants besides trees
October 7, 2018 - 12:54pm
October 1, 2018
Note the V-pattern flight pattern of a northern harrier. Photo by Larry Weber
Northern harriers are flying south
October 1, 2018 - 10:09am
September 19, 2018
Newly hatched snapping turtles walk toward the nearest water. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Baby snapping turtles leave the nest
September 19, 2018 - 5:23pm
May 8, 2018
Hardy chorus frogs were the first ones to wake and begin calling this spring. Photo by Larry Weber
Tiny chorus frogs begin spring songs
May 8, 2018 - 10:13am
April 23, 2018
A purple finch on a branch overlooking a bird feeder. Photos by Larry Weber
Birds taking small steps into spring
April 23, 2018 - 12:11pm
March 2, 2018
A closer look at these tiny insects shows the appendage, a furcula they use to jump on the snow.
Snowfleas seen in March snowpack
March 2, 2018 - 4:46pm
January 25, 2018
A coyote stands at attention in a field. This time in winter is their breeding season. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Coyote mating season underway
January 25, 2018 - 3:07pm
January 2, 2018
A northern shrike overlooks a bird feeder. Note the white, black and gray on this blue jay-sized bird. Looking close at the northern shrike, we can see the hooked beak, marking it as a bird of prey. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A different bird comes to the feeders
January 2, 2018 - 10:30am
December 20, 2017
A snowshoe hare in its white coat blends in with the surrounding snow. Photo courtesy Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Hares welcome the return of snow
December 20, 2017 - 6:46am
The waddling tracks of a raccoon can be seen in the early-season snowfall. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Early snow cover means early tracks
November 20, 2017 - 2:16pm
October 11, 2017
A male white-faced meadowhawk hunts in the autumn. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
Northland Nature: Red meadowhawks continue fall flights
October 11, 2017 - 6:15am
September 23, 2017
A two-striped grasshopper basks on a flower. Larry Weber/Special to the Pine Journal
The grasshoppers and locusts are all around us now
September 23, 2017 - 1:50pm