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November 4, 2018
A hairy woodpecker feeds on a standing dead tree in the late summer. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS
Beloved lookalikes: The downy and hairy woodpeckers
November 4, 2018 - 10:43am
October 28, 2018
A female belted kingfisher surveys the scene. Photo by Marneejill/Flickr
The handsome and unique belted kingfisher
October 28, 2018 - 4:56am
October 24, 2018
A dark-eyed junko in the autumn leaves. Photo by Kevin Faccenda/Flickr
Sweet little juncos come with the spring and fall
October 24, 2018 - 1:13am
October 9, 2018
A black-capped chickadee perches in a tree. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
How chickadees survive bitter-cold winters
October 9, 2018 - 9:22am
September 22, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Blane Klemek column: Ruffed grouse are a challenge to hunt
September 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
September 9, 2018
This baby opossum was one of six left in a box on the front porch of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Oregon. A visiting biologist developed a plan to care for them. Flickr photo.
Possums are sometimes seen in Minnesota
September 9, 2018 - 6:38am
September 2, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Grouse can dance and drum with the best of them
September 2, 2018 - 1:10am
August 24, 2018
Upside down is right side up for this white-breasted nuthatch. They have been busy making frequent trips to bird feeders to store food for the winter. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Upside down is right side up for the nuthatch
August 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
August 18, 2018
A black billed magpie soaks up some sun on a cold morning as hoarfrost clings to the cottonwoods in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. Flickr photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Clever and eye-catching, magpies like to collect stuff
August 18, 2018 - 1:09am
August 6, 2018
Gray jays stay in Minnesota and don’t migrate, but will sometimes make irruptions south of their range in the winter. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest Region.
The endlessly entertaining gray jay
August 6, 2018 - 8:27am
July 23, 2018
Moose used to be common in parts of northwestern Minnesota, but have now largely disappeared. This photo was taken on Oct. 6, 2011, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region and posted on Flickr.
Will elk replace disappearing moose in NW Minnesota?
July 23, 2018 - 2:09pm
July 14, 2018
A mason bee outside a bee house. Photo by Gail Hampshire/Flickr
The secret lives of (mason) bees
July 14, 2018 - 1:19am
July 8, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Winner of best birdsong: The bobolink
July 8, 2018 - 8:27am
July 3, 2018
A gray catbird enjoys a healthy snack. Photo by JD/Flickr
Blane Klemek column: The gray catbird — a great ventriloquist
July 3, 2018 - 8:27am
June 7, 2018
Deb Narum of Michigan, N.D., snapped this photo of her husband, Marvin, having a staredown with a bear that wandered through their shelterbelt south of Michigan on Thursday morning, June 7, 2018. They watched the bear for about half an hour before it wandered away to the east, Deb says. Courtesy photo / Deb Narum
Bear wandering through Michigan, N.D., is the talk of the town
June 7, 2018 - 12:10pm
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