Crane Lake Nature Blog http://blog.visitcranelake.com Northern Minnesota wildlife and birding information. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:24:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Trumpeter Swans at Crane Lake http://blog.visitcranelake.com/trumpeter-swans-crane-lake/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/trumpeter-swans-crane-lake/#respond Sun, 18 Jun 2017 23:24:42 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3667 The post Trumpeter Swans at Crane Lake appeared first on Crane Lake Nature Blog.

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Wild Ginger blooming http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wild-ginger-blooming/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wild-ginger-blooming/#respond Fri, 26 May 2017 20:42:18 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3658 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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Wild Ginger

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.

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Wild Ginger flower

here’s a close up of the flower

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Wild Ginger

If you know the distinctive leave of the plant, you will have no problem finding this wild flower. But as you can see in this photo, the flower usually hangs down and is hard to see by its self.

 

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Bloodroot http://blog.visitcranelake.com/bloodroot/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/bloodroot/#respond Mon, 15 May 2017 21:09:14 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3652 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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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 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/wildflowers-are-blooming-2/#comments Fri, 12 May 2017 18:05:03 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3649 The post Wildflowers are blooming appeared first on Crane Lake Nature Blog.

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Marsh Marigold

Hepatica

Bloodroot

anyone know?

behind the Voyageur Statue

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Spruce Grouse display flight http://blog.visitcranelake.com/spruce-grouse-display-flight/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/spruce-grouse-display-flight/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 17:35:50 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3642 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNHYfxu-7Yk

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Gray Jay just out of the nest http://blog.visitcranelake.com/gray-jay-just-nest/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/gray-jay-just-nest/#respond Mon, 08 May 2017 15:31:01 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3640 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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juvenile Gray Jay

This morning, this young Gray Jay was out foraging with its parents.

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Gray Jay juvenile

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 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/park-newspaper/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/park-newspaper/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 16:59:08 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3634 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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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://blog.visitcranelake.com/volunteer-opportunities-north-woods/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/volunteer-opportunities-north-woods/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 15:18:30 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3632 http://mnnvc.org/    

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Fox Sparrow http://blog.visitcranelake.com/fox-sparrow/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/fox-sparrow/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:09:38 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3630 A very cold Fox Sparrow on this snowy day at the end of April.

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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 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/improving-blueberry-habitat/ http://blog.visitcranelake.com/improving-blueberry-habitat/#respond Fri, 28 Apr 2017 16:04:55 +0000 http://blog.visitcranelake.com/?p=3627 https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fseprd539683.pdf  

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