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Trumpeter Swans at Crane Lake

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Wild Ginger blooming

This diminutive flower is from the Wild Ginger plant. Asarum canadense is the scientific name and you can see the descriptive word is canadense, which refers to Canada. This is the northern variety of wild ginger. here’s a close up … Continue reading

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Bloodroot

I’ve never noticed the wildflower, Bloodroot, at Crane Lake before. Maybe I just wasn’t in the right habitat. Here’s a resource on the internet to identify wildflower in Minnesota:¬†https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/  

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Wildflowers are blooming

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Spruce Grouse display flight

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHYfxu-7Yk

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Gray Jay just out of the nest

This morning, this young Gray Jay was out foraging with its parents. This angle shows the primary and tail feathers that are not fully developed. Gray Jays start nesting in the late winter and their young fledge in early May.

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Park Newspaper

Follow the link to the Rendezvous, Voyageurs National Park’s newspaper. Lots of good information for the visitor. https://www.nps.gov/voya/learn/news/upload/VOYA_web_2017-Rendezvous-compressed-3.pdf        

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Volunteer opportunities in the north woods

http://mnnvc.org/    

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Fox Sparrow

A very cold Fox Sparrow on this snowy day at the end of April.

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Improving Blueberry Habitat

https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd539683.pdf  

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