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BLANE KLEMEK COLUMN: The BWCA: Memories of a special place of pure, natural beauty
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April 25, 2016
Minnesota birding festival set for May near Detroit Lakes
As spring finally begins to settle into the Detroit Lakes area, birders from all over the U.S. and Canada are making final preparations to converge...
April 25, 2016 - 4:45pm
April 24, 2016
Blane Klemek: The great blue heron is the largest heron in North America
The great blue heron is an attractive bird to observe. Though somewhat gangly and oversized in physical stature, the bird is graceful in flight,...
April 24, 2016 - 12:26am
April 17, 2016
Blane Klemek: Thoughts on woodland thrushes and the charming ovenbird
There’s an avian assembly of woodland wonders that I find especially alluring. Arriving to the Northland by late April and early May — and...
April 17, 2016 - 12:19am
April 10, 2016
Blane Klemek: The amazing swan species of Minnesota
Springtime is my favorite season. While autumn is a close second, spring is the time of year when everything comes back to life. Winter has lost...
April 10, 2016 - 12:07am
April 3, 2016
Blane Klemek: Unofficial state bird: The American goldfinch
It is interesting to note that the common loon wasn’t always the endeared and obvious pick for Minnesota’s official state bird. There were...
April 3, 2016 - 12:56am
March 27, 2016
Blane Klemek: Spring means the return of eastern bluebirds
There are few songbirds I know of that receive as much attention as the eastern bluebird. Their acceptance of artificial nest boxes has undoubtedly...
March 27, 2016 - 12:46am
March 20, 2016
Blane Klemek: The dance of the sharp-tailed grouse
Despite the return of Old Man Winter, one of nature’s most remarkable annual events is occurring once again on open-brushland landscapes across...
March 20, 2016 - 12:34am
March 13, 2016
Blane Klemek: Clark’s nutcrackers serve an important ecological role
I’ve had the good fortune of exploring the glorious peaks, draws and canyons of the Rocky Mountains. From Montana to Colorado, the Rockies...
March 13, 2016 - 12:51am
March 6, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observing the wood duck is a delight
“Weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k, weee-e-e-e-k!” whistles the female of a species of waterfowl considered by many as our most beautifully feathered...
March 6, 2016 - 12:15am
February 28, 2016
Blane Klemek Column: Where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?
Once again this past fall and during this winter, I’ve been asked the question of “where have all the evening grosbeaks gone?” by several...
February 28, 2016 - 12:41am
February 21, 2016
Blane Klemek: The red-headed woodpecker is a strikingly beautiful bird
As woodpeckers go, red-headed woodpeckers are a unique species. Aside from the brilliant red head — the only woodpecker in North America with...
February 21, 2016 - 12:24am
February 7, 2016
Blane Klemek: Musings on those moose
I’ve had the good fortune of living an outdoor life. Though reined in by the rigors of family, mortgages and professions, I’ve managed to...
February 7, 2016 - 12:27am
January 31, 2016
Blane Klemek: Observing and learning
First off, my apologies for writing in my state birds column that the Dominican Republic is a United States territory. I heard from many of you...
January 31, 2016 - 12:26am
January 24, 2016
Blane Klemek: State birds represent each of the United States
It should come as no surprise that the most popular state bird is the beautiful northern cardinal. Seven states claim the bright red bird and...
January 24, 2016 - 9:08pm
January 17, 2016
Blane Klemek: The sociable and curious river otter will sometimes surprise you
Northern Minnesota is replete with natural wonders and special places in which to enjoy nature. From national wildlife refuges to state parks;...
January 17, 2016 - 12:56am