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The Lake People


Posted By Maggie Noun
April 17, 2018

The Lake People   There is one place on the shore of Mother Superior that the Lake People still frequent in peace. there is no black sludge that invades the rolling waves that hit basalt.   The Lake People maintain their garden combing through tangles of lichens. With crisp water, they gently spray the tiny […]

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Spring Slowly Arrives


Posted By Maggie Noun
April 11, 2018

When Spring arrives on the ridge, it is not as Mary Oliver or other poets would write it as. There are no tender tendrils of green peeking through the ground, with song birds chirping happily in boughs of newly leafed trees. No, instead the ground is covered in crystalized, crunchy snow, with earth infused. The […]

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Adulthood and Wonder


Posted By Maggie Noun
March 22, 2018

Being an adult, I sometimes forget about the magic of nature. I forget about the rolling hills of the eroded Sawtooth mountains, the tiny networks of organisms in lichens, the peeling exposed bark of the paper birch, the tall red pines, and wolf tracks along ski trails. Even as I live here, it can be […]

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International Women’s Day – Poem by Maggie Noun


Posted By Maggie Noun
March 8, 2018

Dedicated to all women and girls finding their place in the environment and the outdoors!   You may think that you have no place in the woods here. That you cannot climb, run, and roll in the mud. That you are cold and weak, and full of fear. Little do you know that you are […]

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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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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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Silence


Posted By Maggie Noun
January 14, 2018

There is rarely complete silence on the ridge; there are usually gleeful yelps of joy, bickering, and complaints about cold and being tired from herds of sixth graders. Such was the case with birds class on Thursday. As naturalists, we practice classroom management, and usually kids respond well to when they are asked to be […]

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From the 40th Anniversary Story Room:


Posted By Maggie Noun
December 5, 2017

Meg Blogett came to wolf ridge in summer ’95 as a camper, counselor, then an adult chaperone with Hopkins Summer Field Biology Group, and was a student naturalist 2009-10.   “The thing that strikes me the most about Wolf Ridge is the way it gets in your bones. I think the people who I know […]

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Redtail Ridge


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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