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A male ruffed grouse surveys the surroundings from its drumming log in the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area. (Forum News Service file photo)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: 'Ol' Ruff' sometimes seeks human companionship
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February 4, 2018
BLANE KLEMEK: The American Dipper is no dip of a songbird
February 4, 2018 - 9:15am
December 29, 2017
Minnesota county takes on public lands debate over farm sale
December 29, 2017 - 6:46pm
December 7, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Fascinating and deadly shrikes of Minnesota
December 7, 2017 - 8:15am
November 26, 2017
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ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Turkey – or dinosaur – for dinner?
November 26, 2017 - 6:03am
November 8, 2017
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Cardinals keep marching north
November 8, 2017 - 8:30am
October 20, 2017
(Photo: Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Sandhill cranes possess power, grace and beauty
October 20, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 8, 2017
Northern flicker drawn by Mike Jacobs.
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ Mike Jacobs: Inconsistency marks the northern flicker
October 8, 2017 - 6:14am
October 6, 2017
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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Close encounters with the outdoors world
October 6, 2017 - 10:15am
September 22, 2017
A barred owl. (WikiCommons photo)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Making a correct call on the Becida Barred Owl
September 22, 2017 - 6:41am
September 8, 2017
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Don't let house cats run wild outdoors
September 8, 2017 - 7:30am
August 29, 2017
Both a male and female Blue Grosbeak are staying in Cottage Grove this year. Ben Douglas / Special to Forum News Service
Southeastern Twin Cities metro birders treated to a year of rarities
August 29, 2017 - 10:55am
August 26, 2017
Waxwing salvages eclipse experience
August 26, 2017 - 8:01pm
August 20, 2017
The red-tailed hawk is a bird of open country. It is a “sit-and-wait” predator, set to pounce on passing prey, mostly ground lovers such as small mammals, snakes, grassland birds and even insects. Illustration by Mike Jacobs
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: To ID hawks, eliminate the red-tail
August 20, 2017 - 6:00am
August 18, 2017
A rose-breasted grosbeak. (Wikipedia)
BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: Grosbeaks: Distinctive, colorful, musical and social
August 18, 2017 - 4:31am