North Woods Phenology

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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

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Caption: Snow & Needles, Credit: Eli Sagor/Flickr
WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the first hints of winter that we've seen on the North Shore in the past week in this ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:04
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WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Swans and Crows in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 09:30
Caption: Foxfire, Credit: Ylem via wikimedia
WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about foxfire in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 07:03
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September 22 was the official start of autumn, and those along the North Shore are already seeing the early signs of the changing season. WTIP’s ...

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  • Added: Sep 22, 2018
  • Length: 06:12
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WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about biomass in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 08:33
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WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the waning summer and advancing autumn in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2018
  • Length: 08:09
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Before young birds can fly, they fledge. But not all birds fledge the same or at the same time.

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 07:18
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When lakes turnover in the spring, it’s an important event for some microscopic single-cell plants. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Phen...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: Olive-sided Flycatcher (Eric Gropp/Flickr)
They’ve been dubbed the “peregrine of flycatchers.” WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Phenologist Chel Anderson about olive-sided flycatch...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2018
  • Length: 06:30
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Summer is in full swing and the natural world is buzzing with activity. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about e...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 07:42
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There is a class of birds that almost completely feed on insects. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Phenologist Chel Anderson about avian ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:14
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Spring is in full force. The sights, smells, and feel of the season. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about the ...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:06
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They are harbingers of spring, but they don’t stay around long.. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about white-cr...

  • Added: May 23, 2018
  • Length: 06:46
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With all the crazy weather we’ve had this year, cloud watching has been good for seeking weather clues. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods ...

  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 08:21
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The Incredible Shrinking Shrew. No, it’s not the title of a Sci-Fi movie. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalist Chel Anderson about...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:54
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On an average day birds fly around 500 or so feet high. During migration they climb a lot higher…a lot higher than we mammals could ever hope to su...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 07:44
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There are a number of indications that autumn is in full swing, maybe even turning the corner. WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with North Woods Naturalis...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2017
  • Length: 07:46
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Birds are flocking, some of the insect eaters are leaving and the woods are much more quiet than a month ago.

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 07:18
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Caption: (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region on Flickr)
In Cook County we have three species of non-invasive freshwater mussels. In this second part of a two-part interview, WTIP’s Jay Andersen continues...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2017
  • Length: 07:13
Caption: (Photo courtesy of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region on Flickr)
In Cook County we have three species of non-invasive freshwater mussels. In this first part of a two-part interview, WTIP’s Jay Andersen talks with...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2017
  • Length: 07:39