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Making Waves Update – Maintenance Building


Posted By shannonwalz
November 29, 2016

This year we are building both a new naturalist house as well as a new maintenance building. This week the materials for the maintenance building have arrived and the building is quickly being framed! Our new maintenance facility will allow our hard working Maintenance and Grounds team to work on vehicles in a heated shop […]

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A Roof!


Posted By Carrie Anderson
November 22, 2016

The roof is on the Naturalist House! With the framing up and now a roof above, construction crews will soon be able to work without worrying about snow. Windows will go in next week, as well as weatherproofing the outer walls.   LEED vs. LBC, Part One While there are a number “green building” initiatives out in the […]

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NAT CHAT — Jarrod and Nathan


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 21, 2016

This week’s Nat Chat features Jarrod and Nathan along with the fashions they wish would come back in style! (Hint: both are already seen here in the Northwoods!)   Nathan Cross Hometown: Maple Grove, MN Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? My favorite part of being a Naturalist is having the opportunity […]

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NAT CHAT — Jack and Rory


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 18, 2016

Ever thought about the mountains in Norway or Austria? Check out what Jack and Rory had to say about it in this week’s Nat Chat!   Jack Minich Hometown: Washington, D.C. Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? Living and working in a community of outdoorsy folks!   If you could be anywhere […]

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Signs of Spring in Fall??


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 17, 2016

  During a recent muddle through the marsh, a bright yellow color stood out on the ground. Marsh marigolds, Caltha palustris, typically bloom in April or May. This year we were visited by these marigolds quite early. Why the early bloom? Record high temperatures were reached on eight of the first fourteen days of November […]

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Making Waves Construction Update – November 16


Posted By shannonwalz
November 16, 2016

Wolf Ridge is buzzing with activity The construction projects have begun! In August, we began construction on our new Naturalist Housing and Maintenance shop. The Naturalist House is nearly entirely framed up and the roof should be on early next week. Our capital campaign has hit its mid-distance stride and the construction projects will soon […]

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NAT CHAT — Rosie and Hannah


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 11, 2016

Do you wear socks with sandals? Find out what Hannah and Rosie think about it in this week’s NAT CHAT!   Hannah Edstrom Hometown: Red Wing, MN Graduate Naturalist   Favorite thing about being a Naturalist? Being able to go outside all the time and hang out with kids all day (and all the animals […]

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The Not so EVER…Evergreen


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 7, 2016

The American Tamarack has some qualities that distinguish it from other members of the pine family. As with most pine family trees, they have a large area of cleared trunk due to the lower, mature limbs dying and dropping off. But unlike others such as the lodgepole pine, fir, and spruce, the tamarack’s roots grow […]

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NAT CHAT — Erika


Posted By Danielle Tikalsky
November 2, 2016

Check out this week’s Nat chat with Erika! We ask the hard hitting questions to really get to know this great naturalist!   Erika LeMay Hometown: Superior, WI Graduate Naturalist   What is your favorite thing about being a naturalist? I’ve gained more of my child-like curiosity and wonder back. It’s made me realize that […]

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