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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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what causes frost cracks in trees.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 07:39
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There's been an increase in reports of bobcats along the North Shore recently. WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with naturalist Chel Anderson to find ...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2019
  • Length: 09:46
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White-tailed deer can be found across almost all of North America, and our area is no exception. However, the North Shore climate creates some uni...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 07:12
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The North Shore has received significant snowfall over the past few weeks. WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with naturalist Chel Anderson to learn how...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:01
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Despite the cold, some eagles do stay along the North Shore during the winter months. WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2019
  • Length: 04:42
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January is the darkest month of the year, and that means there are great opportunities to view the night sky. WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with natura...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Ice on Lake Superior
WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how ice is formed on our lakes and rivers in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 08:27
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Some of the wildlife in our area is more visible after the first snowfall of the winter season. Naturalist Chel Anderson speaks with WTIP's CJ Hei...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 07:52
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WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how the mammals along the North Shore prepare for winter in this edition of North Wood...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 12:03
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WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about how different wildlife survive the winters in our woods and waters.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 10:15
Caption: Paradise Beach, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
WTIP’s CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the recent windstorms on the North Shore, and how that affects lakes in that region in...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 07:45
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Wind has certainly been in the headlines lately along the North Shore. WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the perhaps, s...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
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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.

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 09:30
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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