Category Archives: Crane Lake Area

More Eye Candy

No Calories consumed… …just burned Such a pretty bird with such a poor name. This Warbler can be found in any stand of Balsam Fir around Crane Lake. Good name for this bird, the Golden wing bars are quite visible. … Continue reading

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Wood Thrush at Crane Lake

Thanks to Chris for finding this bird on opening fishing weekend, May 14th. This Wood Thrush is a little north of its’ normal range which generally is south of here in the deciduous woods. Our area is more coniferous, or mostly … Continue reading

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Would you go hiking here?

Some humorist found these in the woods and left them at the trailhead. Very spooky!

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Northern Parula

Eye Candy! They have a little bit of greenish-yellow feathering on their back.

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Wildflowers Blooming

One of the first wildflowers to bloom in the north woods. I love the name of this wildflower. I wonder how it got its’ name – is it the tiny gold flecks in the flower? No, Goldthread, Coptis trifolia, is named … Continue reading

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Crane Lake Eagle Nest

Eagle Nest In this photo the Eagle is still sitting on eggs, but this morning, I think the eggs may have already hatched. It will be interesting to see how this nest does as it is in a very high … Continue reading

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more arrivals

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Recent Arrivals

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Pied-billed Grebe

Now, what do you think of the name of this bird? According to the dictionary, pied means “of two or more colors in blotches”. So I guess that would apply to this bird’s bill. The Pied-billed Grebe is an interesting … Continue reading

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Snowshoe Hare

In his summer coat. The Snowshoe Hare is the only rabbit species that we have up in the north woods around Crane Lake. For more information there was a great article a few years ago in the MN Conservation Volunteer. … Continue reading

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