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Wee Wildlife Welcomes Spring!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 20, 2014

Spring is in the air! This is excellent news for me as an entomologist because it means life is about to get way more interesting as bugs come out of their hiding places. Here’s a roughened darkling beetle (Upis ceramboides) that came out of it’s hiding spot in a dead birch stump. They survive the […]

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Tapping Into Spring!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 18, 2014

Here at Wolf Ridge, spring is slowly fighting to be seen and heard. We have had just a handful of days with temperatures creeping above freezing, allowing our 38 inches of snow depth to sink to 31inches in just one week! Downy woodpeckers are beginning to court like boys and girls at recess, the Red-Breasted […]

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The Ghost of the North Woods


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 17, 2014

 At the beginning of last month, Wolf Ridge ELC had the sighting of a lifetime. On January 29th 2014, Head- Chef at Wolf Ridge, Barret Stavseth showed me pictures on his cell phone of SIX large gray cats crossing the driveway, down by the proposed Farm site…Rumors and descriptions of sightings began to fill my […]

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What’s in a Name? The Story of Wolf and Raven Lakes


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
March 7, 2014

Does the name “Johnson Lake” carry the same magic for you as “Wolf Lake?”  Me either! “Wolf Lake” brings to mind cliffs lifting high into the hills and views down the valley onto Lake Superior beyond. Maybe there’s a voyageur canoe gliding through the narrows in the summer or snowshoers trekking across the white looking […]

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