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January 8, 2019
This common redpoll was photographed at Sax-Zim Bog in Forbes, Minn. Flickr photo by Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
With 'irruption' birds, it's feast or famine
January 8, 2019 - 12:26am
December 22, 2018
This sleepy-looking great horned owl was photographed at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in 2016. Photo by Debbie Koenigs/USFWS.
Great horned owls: One wing on Earth and the other in the spirit realm?
December 22, 2018 - 4:13pm
December 15, 2018
Sharptail grouse "dancing" south of Willard, MT early morning on April 4, 2008. Flickr photo by Montana Natural Resource Conservation Service
Fascinating courtship rituals of the sharp-tailed grouse
December 15, 2018 - 4:17pm
December 13, 2018
This piebald deer was photographed and posted on Flickr by the Center for Wildlife Education in North Carolina.
Column: Piebald deer are a fluke of nature
December 13, 2018 - 4:09pm
December 9, 2018
A little chickadee peeking at me: 
After the rains stopped, this little chickadee was soaking up the sun rays in an apple tree. Photo by DaPuglet/Flickr
The loveable chickadee is named for its alarm call
December 9, 2018 - 1:48am
November 24, 2018
Plant food plots, but don't directly feed the deer
November 24, 2018 - 1:41am
November 17, 2018
The pika is more often heard than seen in its high-altitude preferred habitat of rocky faces and talus slopes.
Take time to know the local flora and fauna
November 17, 2018 - 1:39am
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