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This red-bellied woodpecker was photographed visiting a feeder at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Flickr photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Red-bellied woodpecker moving into northwestern Minnesota
5 hours 36 min ago
March 17, 2019
A weasel in its winter coat on the hunt. Flickr photo by Admitter
Always on the hunt, weasels are fascinating to watch
March 17, 2019 - 2:18pm
March 11, 2019
A sedge wren perches on wildflowers at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS Midwest Region
Four wren species love Minnesota in the summertime
March 11, 2019 - 12:38am
February 25, 2019
This Clark's Nutcracker was spotted at Rocky Mountain National Park. Flickr photo by Jacob W. Frank
This little bird has planted more trees than Johnny Appleseed
February 25, 2019 - 12:59am
February 17, 2019
A Eurasian collared dove peers around. Flickr photo by M.Shattock
Klemek column: Some 'non-native' birds have been here 150 years
February 17, 2019 - 6:38am
February 5, 2019
A blue jay feeds in heavy snows. Flickr photo by NatureFarmingham
Blue jays add much-needed color to our winter landscape
February 5, 2019 - 6:49pm
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 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