THE NEW FORTY The cat-mess tree...
On Monday morning, the first thing I heard from Cheyenne's mouth with resounding clarity two levels away was, a very loud, screeching, overemphasized, and clearly enunciated - "MOM!!!!" Then I heard h... Posted on 11/29/13 at 10:28 PM
JUNKFEST Someone's Knocking at My Door
Look at what was waiting for me when I got home today.
As messy as the birds can be...the softy in me wants to leave the nest up, wait, and watch.
What would you do?
... Posted on 5/17/13 at 11:35 AM
OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Still time to register for Hawk Ridge Birdathon
It isn't too late to register to participate in the 27th annual Hawk Ridge Birdathon, which will be held this Saturday, May 18. The object is to count as many bird species as you can within the 24-hou... Posted on 5/15/13 at 12:06 PM
PARENT INFORMATION CENTER Spring into Activites for Kids!
Hello PIC parents! Spring is here! The birds are chirping, the sun is warm and shining and flowers are starting to bloom. Spring is a great time to try many new activities outside! Here are some fre... Posted on 4/13/13 at 6:21 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN News and notes from the outdoors
A few odds and ends for this Wednesday in early January:
The federal Bureau of Land Management recently released a policy document showing migratory bird deaths at oil and gas operation waste pits ha... Posted on 1/9/13 at 10:17 AM
The long winter and tardy spring of 2013 disrupted a lot of outdoor activities. The weather also influenced North Dakota wildlife, particularly upland game birds, which experienced a relatively poor reproduction year that state Game and Fish Department biologists partly attributed to a delayed start to the nesting season and cool, wet weather early on when nesting did start.
It was a pretty big week in the bird world. The biggest news in our area was the unexpected appearance of a Lewis’ woodpecker. It showed up about 10 days ago at Lowell and Janet Anderson’s place in Roosevelt, Minn. The bird became a bit of a sensation.
November is often a pretty good month for gulls, and so it has been this year. Dave Lambeth spotted an Iceland gull last week. This is a real rarity here. The sighting was the first record for Grand Forks County.
A Baudette, Minn., man faces fines and restitution of $375 for shooting and killing a tundra swan Oct. 23 in Lake of the Woods County. Steven L. Theis, 26, was charged with shooting a nongame migratory bird, a misdemeanor.
Fall is a good time of year to see blackbirds but not such a good time to identify them. Blackbirds are abundant this time of year, with their numbers swelled by young-of-the-year. They also are obvious, because they gather in enormous flocks. Telling the species apart is a challenge, however.
High-altitude housecleaning was the order of business Thursday afternoon when Cory Floden of rural East Grand Forks and firefighter Nate Reitan of Grand Forks scaled the UND water tower to clean up after peregrine falcons that nested atop the 150-foot structure this summer.
This might seem like a stretch to skeptical readers, but the Agassiz Audubon Society has launched an initiative putting blue jays to work as volunteers to increase oak tree numbers at the site of a habitat restoration in northwest Minnesota.
Federal wildlife officials on Friday proposed to list as threatened populations of greater sage grouse in Nevada and California in an effort to save the struggling species, a decision that promises to pose new challenges for ranching and energy development in the West.
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