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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Ever so adaptable are the American crows
Angler's fish tale presents learning opportunity
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: What a sad world this would be without music
April 14, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Wild turkeys are abundant throughout Minnesota
I’ve been spending some time in the “turkey woods” recently. Scouting for good hunting spots, observing and listening to the Northland’s...
April 14, 2017 - 12:42pm
April 2, 2017
Always in Season: Meadowlarks signal spring
There are lots of signs of spring. No one of them is definitive, but taken together they are completely convincing. Probably the most familiar...
April 2, 2017 - 7:45pm
March 31, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The shy and secretive sora rail
Oh glorious springtime. On my evening walk down the narrow township dirt road that passes by my home, I enjoyed the songs and calls of birds...
March 31, 2017 - 12:14pm
March 26, 2017
Kinglets can brighten a March day
The golden-crowned kinglet is a wee thing, smaller than any other bird in our area, except the ruby-throated hummingbird. Unlike the hummingbird,...
March 26, 2017 - 11:48am
March 19, 2017
Always in Season: Spring brings another cycle in bird lives
This is a good time of year to appreciate black-capped chickadees. They're conspicuous this time of year, but pretty soon they'll be hard to...
March 19, 2017 - 4:46pm
March 17, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The white pasque flower and horned lark-- harbingers of spring
Although the author of the following poem, "To A Snowdrop," William Wadsworth (1819), was eloquently writing about the perennial spring bulb...
March 17, 2017 - 9:35am
March 12, 2017
Always in Season: Early spring brings bald eagles
An adult bald eagle is a distinctive bird in every way, large and dark with brilliant white head and tail and great broad wings. The eagle's...
March 12, 2017 - 3:09pm
March 10, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Few other birds as interesting as the pileated woodpecker
All winter, I’ve enjoyed watching a pair of oversized birds making quick work of my softball-sized suet balls hanging from my backyard shepherd’s...
March 10, 2017 - 10:27am
March 5, 2017
Always in Season: Signs of spring appear in the valley
Horned larks are back in the valley. Horned owls are back on their nests. These are signs of spring in the Red River Valley. Both are right on...
March 5, 2017 - 6:44pm
March 2, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Read up on the red tails
"There's a chicken hawk!" shouted my cousin while he pointed at the bird as it left its perch high in the canopy of a nearby tree.
March 2, 2017 - 5:18pm
February 26, 2017
Jacobs: Early migrants reach the valley
Last week brought an influx of rough-legged hawks to our area that was both larger and earlier than expected. Matt Spoor alerted Grand Cities...
February 26, 2017 - 6:15pm
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Chickadees keep all of us company
The chickadee. In my book, and probably many others' book, few wild birds are more familiar, more friendly or more enjoyable to watch and listen...
February 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Cook: Another kind of winter: dove, robin, cardinal
A few nights ago, two of us went for an evening walk about 700 miles south of our home in Duluth, Minn. We were there for a funeral and had...
February 26, 2017 - 9:15am
February 19, 2017
Jacobs: A new bird mystery for a new week
This week's bird mystery is the opposite of the one presented here last week. Last week, we had a bird that was seen and not heard; this week,...
February 19, 2017 - 3:31pm
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Minnesota's majestic trumpeter swans
Recently attending the annual meeting of The Wildlife Society held this year in Callaway, Minn., my route to the event took me through parts...
February 19, 2017 - 10:00am