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Roller Coaster Temps and a Blizzard


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 20, 2018

It’s been a chaotic week in the North Woods. It reminded us of riding the Wild Thing at Valley Fair. We monitored the weather for a week, from 2-13-18 to 2-19-18. The start of the week was fairly cold with a low of -13 and a high of 11. By Wednesday, Finland experienced a high […]

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The Troll of Raven Lake


Posted By Maggie Noun
February 15, 2018

The Troll of Raven lake resides in the caves are only accessible on ice, or by canoe by Marshall Mountain. If you have seen a troll before you’ll know that trolls are terrible and unsightly, with a nose like a bumpy carrot, a few hairs on the top of its head that look like algae, […]

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Hardy Redpolls


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 14, 2018

What animal can withstand -65 degree F temperatures, has a pouch in their esophagus to store food and digs tunnels in the snow? The answer is the common redpoll, a small passerine bird about half the size of your fist. These little, hardy birds spend their winters in the arctic tundra and boreal forest. While […]

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Crazy Cold and Crazy People


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
February 12, 2018

What is the craziest thing that you can imagine doing? Think about it for a minute, this post can wait. What if I told you that I was offered the opportunity to go to Lake Winnipeg and camp in negative 40-degree weather in order to train to go to the North Pole. Oh yeah, and […]

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Clear Night on Wolf Lake: A Short Story


Posted By Maggie Noun
February 1, 2018

Sam was from the cities, where there were maybe one to ten stars showing up on a clear night. Even so, she loved the sight of the downtown lights across Lake Harriet at night, a reminder of how close nature and humans could truly be. Sam and her classmates arrived on the bus to Wolf […]

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