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April 21, 2019
Note the growth of new leaves and reproductive stalks on this growth of mosses. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Mosses begin greening in woods
April 21, 2019 - 5:05pm
April 14, 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 14, 2019 - 6:04am
April 6, 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 6, 2019 - 5:34am
March 30, 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
March 30, 2019 - 5:57am
March 16, 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 16, 2019 - 3:17pm
March 13, 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 13, 2019 - 4:44am
March 2, 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 2, 2019 - 8:49pm
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 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
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