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An early migrant – a male red-winged blackbird – sings in a swamp. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Looking for the very early migrants
4 hours 13 min ago
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 - 6:17am
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: Snowpack in the March woods
March 12, 2019 - 6:36am
March 3, 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 3, 2019 - 10:39am
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. Photo courtesy of Mark Sparky Stensaas
Northland Nature: Red-backed voles in the spruce woods
February 18, 2019 - 6:15am
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 - 11:05am
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 - 11:47am
January 27, 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 27, 2019 - 11:32am
January 19, 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 19, 2019 - 10:58am
January 12, 2019
Another winter day begins. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A cold winter walk at dawn
January 12, 2019 - 6:24am
December 16, 2018
A goldenrod with a flower head filled with fluffy seeds stands tall in December. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Roadside wildflowers in December
December 16, 2018 - 10:56am
December 11, 2018
A shrew makes a trail in light snow in the woods. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Shrews make trails in the new snow
December 11, 2018 - 1:01pm
December 1, 2018
Gray foxes have smaller footprints than red foxes and have a straight-line gait. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: An encounter with a gray fox
December 1, 2018 - 10:21am
November 27, 2018
A cave orbweaver spider is pictured recently at Jay Cooke State Park in Carlton. Note the oval-shaped body and long legs. Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Northland Nature; A November surprise at Jay Cooke State Park
November 27, 2018 - 7:36am