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May 19, 2019
A bittern hunts along a lakeshore. This is also where it gives the weird call. Photo courtesy of Mark Sparky Stensaas
Larry Weber column: The weird sound coming from the swamp
May 19, 2019 - 5:00am
May 11, 2019
A ruby-crowned kinglet showing the red on the top of its head on Park Point in Duluth. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: A surprising bird at the feeder
May 11, 2019 - 8:29pm
May 4, 2019
A group of bloodroots bloom on the forest floor on a May day. Note eight white petals and the large leaf. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Blood roots add white petals to woods flora
May 4, 2019 - 10:31pm
April 28, 2019
Twigs from red maples with male flowers (above) and female flowers (below). Note the different structures and colors. They usually grow on separate trees. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: This is red maples' flowering time
April 28, 2019 - 10:00am
April 20, 2019
A growth of mosses in early spring. Note the abundance of new reproductive stalks growing. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Mosses begin greening in woods
April 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
April 13, 2019
A male ruffed grouse drums on his home log, proclaiming territorial ownership and trying to attract a female. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Another early morning bird sound
April 13, 2019 - 10:25pm
April 6, 2019
Migrant flocks of Canada geese and trumpeter swans rest in open water on an early spring day. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Geese, swans in open water
April 6, 2019 - 7:53pm
March 30, 2019
Male catkins of speckled alder, yellow with pollen, as seen on an April day. Note the smaller female catkins above. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Catkins grow on early-spring trees
March 30, 2019 - 6:00pm
March 23, 2019
An early migrant – a male red-winged blackbird – sings in a swamp. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Looking for the very early migrants
March 23, 2019 - 6:29pm
March 16, 2019
A funnel-web spider rests at the entrance of its web on a winter day. The web is in a corner of a basement of a house. Yes, they also winter with us. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: They also wintered with us
March 16, 2019 - 8:41pm
March 9, 2019
The snowpack in the woods is usually the greatest for the whole season. Here it is on a March day. Note the sunlight penetrating and the slight melting at the base of many trees, "tree circles." Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: Snowpack in the March woods
March 9, 2019 - 8:04pm
March 2, 2019
A male hairy woodpecker feeds on suet in late winter. They frequently use their beaks to drum on trees at this time, to proclaim home territory and to try to get the attention of a mate. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber Column: Woodpecker drumming winter to spring
March 2, 2019 - 6:00pm
February 24, 2019
Snow rope as it appeared on tree branches recently. Photo by Larry Weber
Larry Weber column: February brings rime, rope
February 24, 2019 - 5:00am
February 16, 2019
A red-backed vole forages on a February day in a spruce forest. Note the fur color and small tail. Courtesy of Mark "Sparky" Stensaas
Larry Weber column: Red-backed voles in the spruce woods
February 16, 2019 - 6:00pm
February 9, 2019
A group of about a dozen goldfinches alight on a feeder, dining on thistle feed. Photo by Larry Weber
Northland Nature: Arrival of the goldfinches
February 9, 2019 - 9:12pm
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