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World Turtle Day: Meet Maxine!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 23, 2014

By Erin Manning, Live Animal Care Coordinator at Wolf Ridge It just so happens to be that our newest education animal here at Wolf Ridge is a turtle!  I love turtles and am glad to be able to work with one.  So I thought I would tell you all about Maxine.       Maxine […]

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Spring Feast


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 20, 2014

This week the Naturalists went out on a journey to find (and eat!) wild edibles right here at Wolf Ridge. While taking a trip down the Wolf Ridge driveway, they discovered the excitement and mystery of foraging. They came upon wild leeks, dandelions, evening primrose, and ginger. The Naturalists worked hard at correctly identifying the […]

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The Spirit of the Goat


Posted By David Butcher
May 16, 2014

You never really know what a 2nd grader will say next.   A couple of weeks ago I was teaching an indoor rock climbing class to a group of 2nd graders from St. Croix Montessori School from Stillwater, MN.  I was immediately excited to teach a class of students this age, mainly because of their […]

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My Summer at Science Credit Camp


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
May 9, 2014

Story by Beth Va Vang – first published at Patrick Henry High School (2011) and in the Minnesota Women’s Press (1/2012.) “Stepping onto the bus last summer became a life-changing experience. I rode for four hours with other Scientists Eagerly Acquiring Knowledge (SEAK) students from Minneapolis and Duluth, anticipating the three weeks that awaited us […]

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A River Otter Outing


Posted By Ryan Pennesi
May 5, 2014

On April 26th I went tracking with a professional nature and wildlife photographer named Benjamin Olson. He is interested in what I do as an animal tracker and I am interested in learning the technical side of photography; good companions for a day in the woods. The weather was as follows: in the high 40’s, […]

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The Phantom of the North Woods Returns!


Posted By Ryan Pennesi
May 5, 2014

  On 04/01/14 (Yes, April Fools Day) the Wolf Ridge Organic Farm Manager, David Abazs, left a phone message for me with the naturalist wing at the West Dorm. “David wanted to let you know that there is a Lynx sleeping behind his house” says naturalist Susan Delfs. I didn’t believe it at first and […]

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