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NAT CHAT — Mikki and Linnea


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 27, 2016

It is great to be a naturalist here at Wolf Ridge and have the opportunity of getting to know so many new people every week! This week’s Nat Chat finds out a little more about two of our Graduate Naturalists, Mikki and Linnea!   Mikki Brevig Hometown: South Saint Paul, MN Graduate Naturalist   What […]

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CSI: Sawmill Creek Edition


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 24, 2016

On a hike this past Saturday, we found tracks under the Fishing Bridge over Sawmill Creek. Walking down the creek, white feathers were seen in the water near shore. A few more feet down, a large white mass was seen at the opposite side of the creek. The water has been high, so we thought […]

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NAT CHAT — Maria and Lauren


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 20, 2016

Curious about our Naturalists here at Wolf Ridge? This week’s NAT CHAT catches up with Lauren and Maria to learn more!   Lauren Kitrell Hometown: Orono, MN Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I get to explore and share my love for the North Shore with others. Plus, I get to […]

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NAT CHAT – Brooke and Emily


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 17, 2016

Ever want to know more about your Naturalists here at Wolf Ridge? Check out “NAT CHATs” to get the inside scoop!   Brooke Piepenburg Hometown: Willmar, MN Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I would definitely say my favorite thing about being a naturalist, especially here at Wolf Ridge, would be […]

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Beaver Caches


Posted By Carrie Anderson
October 17, 2016

Observation challenge: can you find the beaver in this picture?? We’ve been looking carefully on Raven Lake (pictured) and Sawmill Creek to find beavers and beaver signs. We have found beavers, lodges and dams, trails and canals, and evidence of chewing throughout the summer and fall. But this past week, a new sign of beaver […]

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NAT CHAT with Emma and Makaila


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
October 17, 2016

Who’s teaching at Wolf Ridge this fall? Meet Emma Rohleder and Makaila Miller in this week’s “NAT CHAT” with Danielle Tikalsky.   Emma Rohleder Hometown: Calgary, Alberta, Canada Graduate Naturalist What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? My favourite thing about being a naturalist is the new folks coming every week to go outside with […]

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It’s One Game at a Time for #NationalStopBullyingDay


Posted By David Butcher
October 12, 2016

Every time I teach Team Games it’s an adventure.  I was just coming to the end of my class at the end of the day and was pretty impressed with how far they had come in growing their skills and collaboration.  To end the day, I decided to give them one more big challenge.  I […]

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Poop on a Stick?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
October 10, 2016

Fondly known as “poop on a stick,” black knot fungus often grows on chokecherry trees around Wolf Ridge. A fungal disease, black knot fungus can prove fatal for many young trees. However, on the larger trees, it serves as nothing more than a pest for the branches it targets. This fungus overwinters on trees in […]

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