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December 25, 2017
Blane Klemek column: Where have all the finches (and red polls) gone?
December 25, 2017 - 9:00am
December 18, 2017
Gooood evening: A great gray owl peers out into the twilight. Photo by David Mitchell
It's easy to be intrigued by owls
December 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
December 11, 2017
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Blane Klemek column: Classic or modern, snowshoes are lots of fun
December 11, 2017 - 8:00am
December 4, 2017
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
The shrike is more raptor than songbird
December 4, 2017 - 10:00am
November 20, 2017
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
How birds and mammals survive the winter
November 20, 2017 - 5:30pm
November 7, 2017
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Sometimes it's fun to sit back and watch rutting bucks
November 7, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 29, 2017
A snow bunting at Windom Wetland Management District in southwest Minnesota. These beautiful Arctic birds will over-winter in Minnesota. Look for large flocks along roadsides and open crop fields. Photo by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Indigo and snow buntings are as different as summer and winter
October 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 28, 2017
Sand hill crane in flight at Tamarack National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by Jim Sinclair, Detroit Lakes
The sandhill crane is a graceful, ancient species
October 28, 2017 - 9:00am
October 15, 2017
A multi-colored Asian lady beetle on a leaf. Photo by Lisa Church.
Asian Lady Beetles are pesky but harmless
October 15, 2017 - 6:00am
September 5, 2017
A sight to make the neighbor drop his rake
September 5, 2017 - 9:25am
August 28, 2017
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Black bears live in the shadows
August 28, 2017 - 9:48am
July 24, 2017
The intelligent, friendly gray jay
July 24, 2017 - 8:57am
July 17, 2017
This pair of purple martins was spotted at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center in Fergus Falls, just 72 hours after their return in the springtime. Photo by David Ellis/USFWS.
Purple martins faring well in parts of Minnesota
July 17, 2017 - 9:21am
July 10, 2017
The Richardson’s ground squirrel lives in colonies like prairie dogs. Photo by Kameron Perensovich
Blane Klemek column: A sleepy squirrel that acts like a prairie dog
July 10, 2017 - 9:59am
June 27, 2017
A herring gull, one of three gull species found in Minnesota. Photo by Derek Bakken.
Outdoors column: Minnesota gulls come in three species
June 27, 2017 - 9:09am