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Winter Solstice is December 21st

At this time of the year in Crane Lake, it starts getting dark as early as 3:30 depending on cloud cover, with the sun setting at about 4:30. It’s dark in the morning too, not getting light until about 7:30am. … Continue reading

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Winter in Crane Lake

Another one of the winter birds that only come down to Minnesota in the winter is the Rough-legged Hawk.

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Winter Birds

There are a few birds that occur in northern Minnesota during the winter that aren’t around in the summer. One of those birds is the Pine Grosbeak.

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Northern Shrike

Yikes Shrikes! – Nov 11, 2006  

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Buck Fever

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Rare Hummingbird visits Crane Lake

This hummingbird is not necessarily rare, but it is “out of range” here in Minnesota. The Rufous Hummingbird is a bird from out west. They breed from Alaska through the Rocky Mountains. This little hummer winters in western Mexico. This … Continue reading

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Voyageurs history

http://voyageurs.org/2017/09/18/paddling-past-rainy-lake/    

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Spring or Fall?

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Autumnal Recrudescence Ceremony

That’s what is going on out in the woods right now. Spring Peepers and Gray Tree Frogs are chirping and carrying on at all hours of the day and night. It is because they are confused by the changing daylight … Continue reading

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Strange noises in the woods

see the following article about fall in the woods   http://northernwoodlands.org/outside_story/article/fall-peepers#.Wb17IX4qL-o.gmail  

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