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Posted By Maggie Noun
November 26, 2017

Redtail Ridge   Redtail Ridge Elementary came from October 30 to November 3rd 2017, and enjoyed an early snow and some second degree fun in the RVs! As the liaison for this group, I noticed so much gratitude and smiles from the kids throughout the week. The adults were unphased by the RV’s water freezing, […]

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Wolf Ridge Tails and Tales!


Posted By Maggie Noun
November 25, 2017

Wolf Ridge Tails  and Tales is here to share stories of why folks come year after year to Wolf Ridge. It aims to ignite some of the stories the recesses of memory, and to highlight new ones with all sorts of voices. You’ll hear from parents, teachers, students, naturalists, permanent staff, and board members on […]

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Tracking Snowshoe Hare in Winter


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 16, 2017

Snowshoe Hare, Lepus americanus, is the most common “rabbit” of Minnesota’s North Woods. Living in the dense thickets of northern coniferous forests, the snowshoe hare feasts on a bounty of needles and buds during the winter months. In the summer, the snowshoe hare is overall a dark brown color with black-tipped hair and a white […]

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Leave it to Beaver


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 16, 2017

As the saying goes, beavers were and are busy as usual this year preparing for and living through winter. They spent the spring and summer working on their dams and lodges, making sure they remained in tip top shape. As the weather cools down, beavers need to look ahead to the even colder winter months […]

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Boeckman’s Inaugural Trip to Wolf Ridge


Posted By Hannah Edstrom
November 10, 2017

“The kids will surprise you in the most positive ways.” -Boeckman Middle School Teacher   This week the 8th graders of Boeckman Middle School from Farmington, Minnesota came up to Wolf Ridge for their first ever visit! Todd Kohorst, currently a science teacher at Boeckman, is a past Wolf Ridge Naturalist and thought it would […]

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Thin Ice! 


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
November 7, 2017

It’s that time of year again where the temperature starts to dip below freezing, especially at night. Because of this many of the puddles, streams, and ponds have begun to form ice. The ice may come quickly but generally is still thin as the days stay above freezing. Remember, ice is not safe to walk […]

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Meet Our New Animals!


Posted By Hannah Edstrom
November 3, 2017

We have a few new animal friends here at Wolf Ridge, let’s learn a little bit about them!   Our first new resident is a Big Brown Bat (Eptesicus fuscus) named Betelgeuse, who is very social and outgoing. His hibernation was disrupted and didn’t have much fur on his back when found. So he was […]

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