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June 30, 2019
It's critical to protect skin against mosquito bites, because, according to the Minnesota Department of Health, there are several diseases transmitted by mosquitoes that are of potential concern to Minnesota residents, such as West Nile virus and malaria. (File photo)
Klemek: Mosquito facts offer little consolation
June 30, 2019 - 2:59pm
June 14, 2019
A clutch of eggs in an eastern towhee nest at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. Flickr photo by Kris Spaeth/USFWS.
Blane Klemek column: June is the time for towhees and ovenbirds
June 14, 2019 - 10:42pm
May 30, 2019
A Harris sparrow at the feeder in the snow near Saint Francis, Minn. Flickr photo by Ann.
Pink-billed Harris sparrow is just passing through
May 30, 2019 - 1:39pm
May 2, 2019
 This Eastern Phoebe was photographed in 
Wright County. Flickr photo by Robert Badger
Eastern phoebes are always a welcome sight
May 2, 2019 - 11:09pm
April 28, 2019
Ruby-crowned Kinglet. Photo by Nate Rathbun/USFWS.
Ruby-crowned kinglet: A surprisingly beautiful song
April 28, 2019 - 9:28am
April 21, 2019
As long as he gets some food of his own, Sammy the squirrel leaves the birdfeeder alone. Flickr photo by Tracy.
It gets interesting when squirrels try to beat 'squirrel-proof' feeders
April 21, 2019 - 12:24am
April 10, 2019
An American robin nest will contain three to five eggs. Robins may raise one to three broods throughout the summer! Flickr photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Column: Robins have special significance in Minnesota
April 10, 2019 - 1:40am
March 31, 2019
Eastern bluebird perching at Morris Wetland Management District in Minnesota. Photo by Alex Galt/USFWS.
Column: Bluebirds should be arriving soon
March 31, 2019 - 8:38pm
March 24, 2019
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
March 24, 2019 - 3:22pm
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