Comments for Crane Lake Nature Blog http://blog.visitcranelake.com Northern Minnesota wildlife and birding information. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:19 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on June happenings by Vacation http://blog.visitcranelake.com/june-happenings/#comment-322178 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 16:33:19 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3674#comment-322178 Rusty Crawfish are in Lake Vermilion and have been there for a while. Since the Vermilion River connects Crane Lake to Lake Vermilion, they must be here now too. It is a theory that the Muskie also arrived in Crane Lake via Lake Vermilion.

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Comment on June happenings by Donald Mitchell http://blog.visitcranelake.com/june-happenings/#comment-322138 Mon, 26 Jun 2017 00:41:39 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3674#comment-322138 That looks like an invasive rusty crayfish in that picture–are they present up in that area?

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Comment on Wildflowers are blooming by Vacation http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comment-321546 Tue, 16 May 2017 14:47:40 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649#comment-321546 yes, I was just checking the images that Google came up with. I hadn’t checked a field guide.
You are correct with Sweet Coltsfoot.

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Comment on Wildflowers are blooming by Phil http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comment-321541 Tue, 16 May 2017 01:11:17 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649#comment-321541 the photo titled as “Sweet Coltsfoot woods habitat”
of the link above bears a close resemblence to the
photos you posted…

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Comment on Wildflowers are blooming by Vacation http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comment-321535 Mon, 15 May 2017 20:57:59 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649#comment-321535 Thank you! I thought it was coltsfoot, but the internet showed it as being yellow, not white.

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Comment on Wildflowers are blooming by Phil http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comment-321530 Mon, 15 May 2017 17:44:47 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649#comment-321530 those are most likely sweet coltsfoot

https://www.minnesotawildflowers.info/flower/sweet-coltsfoot

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Comment on Wildflowers are blooming by pavitra http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comment-321526 Mon, 15 May 2017 07:01:56 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649#comment-321526 Beautiful pictures, Along with pictures please write something about it. Thanks.

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Comment on Hummingbirds return to Crane Lake by Vacation http://blog.visitcranelake.com/hummingbirds-return-crane-lake/#comment-321243 Thu, 30 Mar 2017 21:29:48 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3602#comment-321243 Yes, these are typical numbers for spring migration. Quite a few Hummers stick around and raise their families, during that time they don’t visit the feeders as often. After the young ones fledge, they mob the feeders again. The Ruby-throated Hummingbirds leave Crane Lake by Sept 15th.

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Comment on Hummingbirds return to Crane Lake by Donald http://blog.visitcranelake.com/hummingbirds-return-crane-lake/#comment-321145 Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:03:01 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3602#comment-321145 Nice video! I’m trying to get a picture of what hummingbird populations are like that far north. Are those numbers typical for spring migration? What are your numbers like during the summer once spring migration is over? Do you get even larger numbers during fall migration after the young have fledged and southbound migrants pass through? And when do your last hummers leave?

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Comment on Pine Grosbeaks by Vacation http://blog.visitcranelake.com/pine-grosbeaks-3/#comment-319586 Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:47:08 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3508#comment-319586 Yes, I do still offer the guided walks on the Vermilion Gorge Trail. Next summer we will be walking on Tuesday mornings at 7 am. Meet me at Voyagaire Lodge.

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