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Making Waves Update – Pressing On


Posted By shannonwalz
December 27, 2016

Over the holiday weekend, Wolf Ridge got a fresh covering of snow.  It is a quiet week here from a programming standpoint – besides staff on campus the only others onsite are our furry and feathered friends; however, this is not a quiet week for our builders as construction presses on with the Maintenance Building […]

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Winter Waterspouts Over Lake Superior


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 21, 2016

On December 13th, 2016, as we traveled down the hill towards Highway 61 with Wolf Ridge resident citizen scientist, Peter Harris, we noticed strange cloud formations over Lake Superior. There was a great mass of “sea smoke” rising off of the waters of the lake and, from that, columns of the “smoke” rising to meet the clouds […]

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Making Waves Update – Making It All Possible


Posted By shannonwalz
December 20, 2016

Post By John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Development Director If you walked on site this week, you would see some major transformations in our Maintenance building.  It actually looks like a building! The windows are in and the siding is on.  The much welcomed “warm-up” is speeding along the interior work in the Staff House as […]

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Coffee, Photography, and L.B.C.


Posted By shannonwalz
December 13, 2016

I recently had a great conversation with Curtis Martinson, our on-site construction foreman. He loves waking up in the woods with a fresh cup of coffee, photography, and he can wax poetic about the promise of new technologies in building design and construction. While most of our updates are about things like boards, rafters and concrete, today we’ll do something […]

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Leaning Trees: Nature’s Dab


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 12, 2016

On a hike for the Superior View Hike class, one may notice a large number of birch trees that all lean in the same direction. What caused these trees to do such a thing? We had the same question!   Upon consulting human encyclopedia and Wolf Ridge naturalist Peter Harris, we discovered that there was a […]

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Chickadee ‘Hey Sweetie’ Already?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 12, 2016

On a blustery winter walk on Wolf Ridge campus, naturalist Hannah Edstrom heard something rather unusual. Coming from a nearby tree, a flock of chickadees began emitting a loud “fee-bee” call. Not having heard that sound in the winter before, Hannah ran to Wolf Ridge’s resident bird expert Nathan Cross. When Hannah told Nathan about […]

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Forest Chicken!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
December 9, 2016

During their Animals Signs class, Jeffers Pond students headed off trail to explore. Lucky for them, they spotted a Ruffed Grouse! The students were thereafter very excited to look for more signs of the “forest chicken” – a nickname given due to their shape and similar movement.   Ruffed Grouse have a short, triangular crest and a […]

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Making Waves Update – Fundraising Status


Posted By shannonwalz
December 6, 2016

By John Chandler, Wolf Ridge Development Director We’ve had some exciting rainy, snowy, icy weather the last few days but our construction teams are hard at work.  The windows have been installed in the Naturalist House and they are working on getting the metal roof on when they can.  With the windows installed the construction […]

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