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Whooo’s That?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 28, 2014

  Ear-like tufts and yellow-eyed stares are not the only characteristics one can use to recognize the great horned owl. Listen closely at night as they can be identified by their stuttering series of four to five hoots “Hoo-h’HOO-hoo-hoo.” Great horned owls are one of the most common owls found in North America. They live in […]

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Flashes of Red


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 11, 2014

This past week, sightings of the beautiful Pine Grosbeak have been reported near the West Dorm bird feeders. This bird is a large member of the true finch family and is found in coniferous woods across Alaska, the western mountains of the United States, Canada, and in subarctic Fennoscandia and Siberia.  Pine grosbeaks in parts […]

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A Wild Porcupine Adventure


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 10, 2014

The class is North Woods Mammals…The group of twenty from Oak Park Elementary and I have already descended the “Stairs of Health and Happiness” off of the ridge and into the valley below… yes all 245 steps later. We are searching intently for signs left behind by warm blooded, fur bearing, milk drinking, live-birth-giving creatures […]

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Lake Superior Freezes!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 6, 2014

During the wee night hours of February 5/6, the magic of a cold winter night froze the water along Lake Superior’s North Shore. This morning I woke to the sun bouncing dramatically off of the clear, freshly formed skim. I could hear the zinging and singing of the ice growing and shifting under the bright sun and […]

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Tap tap tap tap…


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 3, 2014

Tap tap tap tap…tap tap tap, I hear a woodpecker making loud noises as I walk to the dining hall. I stop to look and see if I can’t see who is responsible for the noise and see a Downy Woodpecker high in a tree drumming away. While it might not seem like spring is […]

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Tap tap tap…


Posted By Carrie Anderson
February 3, 2014

Tap tap tap tap…tap tap tap, I hear a woodpecker making loud noises as I walk to the dining hall. I stop to look and see if I can’t see who is responsible for the noise and see a Downy Woodpecker high in a tree drumming away. While it might not seem like spring is […]

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