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That’s what John James Audubon called them back in the 1800’s. I can see where he got the descriptive name. The modern name is Spruce Grouse.
Recent arrivals to the north country.
Hummingbirds can return to Crane Lake as early as May 12th which is when they returned last year in 2016. The video below was taken on June 2, 2014 – early June migration peaks.
The magnificent Trumpeter Swan and their history in Minnesota. http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/mcvmagazine/issues/2017/mar-apr/trumpeter-swan-history.html
The Rough-legged Hawk is another bird that only spends its’ winters in Minnesota. They migrate back north to Canada for the breeding season. This hawk is easy to identify by the dark carpal patches on the wings. Another hawk has … Continue reading
The trail is in great condition. It’s been packed and is perfect for snowshoeing – that is, until the snow melts!