Nature Notes
By Jim Gilbert A common bird in the southern and eastern United States, the northern cardinal is expanding its range northward. They’re permanent residents in much of southern Minnesota, and a few make their homes in the north. They prefer woodland edges, open woods, parks, and backyards with plen...Read More
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By Jim Gilbert If you are able, embrace this month of frozen elegance and go outside where you can feel the crunch of snow, gaze at the tree silhouettes, and listen to quiet sounds. The frozen land contributes ice and snow art. The dazzling sunlight on a morning after a snowfall that covered and smo...Read More
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By Jim Gilbert It’s time to see tundra swans overhead and to hear their muffled musical whistles — a wonderful sign of fall. They are coming from their summer nesting range that is mainly north of the Arctic Circle. Large numbers pause briefly each fall on lakes and rivers in the Great Lakes are...Read More
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