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February 17, 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 17, 2019 - 5:59am
February 10, 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 10, 2019 - 5:43am
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 - 7:20am
January 25, 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
Gray squirrels dig into their food caches
January 25, 2019 - 10:01am
January 12, 2019
Another winter day begins. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: A frigid winter stroll at dawn
January 12, 2019 - 3:37pm
January 5, 2019
The morning after the snowstorm. Note all the trees are coated with snow, some bent down. Also note the snow on the ground and on the river ice. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Observations after a snowstorm
January 5, 2019 - 8:46am
January 3, 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 3, 2019 - 5:20am
December 29, 2018
 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
December 29, 2018 - 6:06pm
November 26, 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
A November surprise at Jay Cooke State Park
November 26, 2018 - 11:08am
November 9, 2018
A leaf (frond) of a wood fern. Photo by Larry Weber
Wood ferns are still green
November 9, 2018 - 9:04am
November 2, 2018
A woolybear caterpillar as it appears while crossing the road in early November, seeking food and shelter for winter. Photo by Larry Weber
Woolybear caterpillars seek shelters now
November 2, 2018 - 8:06am
October 19, 2018
Scaly-cap mushrooms are usually tan-colored, with scale-like growths on the surface. They grow in clusters on the sides of tree trunks. Photo by Larry Weber
Late-season mushrooms respond to rains
October 19, 2018 - 9:17am
October 12, 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 12, 2018 - 8:33am
September 25, 2018
A northern harrier soars over in its flight south; note the "owl-like" face. Photo by Larry Weber
Northern harriers are flying south
September 25, 2018 - 8:06am
September 20, 2018
Baby snapping turtles emerge from an underground nest. Note the nest entrance and how they look like miniature adults. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Baby snapping turtles leave the nest
September 20, 2018 - 11:28am
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