It’s 8:26 a.m. Five minutes to go. Five minutes before autumn arrives on this 22nd day of the month. I reach a crossing road on this woodland …

GARRISON, Minn. — Netting and releasing yet another fish, Jeff Lane was about to close the book on his 2020 smallmouth bass season on sprawlin…

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On the shores of Lake Superior, next to Chequamegon Bay, I was not the only camper with a camera. Half a dozen folks were being pulled to the …

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A few weeks ago I wrote about blue jays and how they get a bad rap, which got me thinking about other “nuisance birds” and unpopular feeder vi…

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The sun shouldered its way over the eastern horizon and soon found a portal in the pine boughs through which to shoot a ray my way. In my morn…

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Following a path from above the pine grove, a moonbeam is squeezing past the highbush cranberry shrub tonight to ply its light on my pillow. I…

September is calling, promising pumpkins and fields of goldenrod, butternuts and acorns, red sumac and yellow maples, the first frost and the …

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Last week I wrote about visiting the Porcupine Lake Wilderness in Bayfield County and how a highlight of this trip was hanging out for a few d…

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Our little dog Max has been gone for more than two months now, leaving us but joining his brother Smokey, who left us three years ago. It’s a …

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Mid-August has arrived, that pause-button time of summer when all the busy activity of the breeding season has wound down but the first change…

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Summer evenings fall softly now, though more swiftly as sunsets ebb backward by a minute or two a day. It’s quiet before the sunset, now retre…

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I sometimes find it hard warming up to August though it has no problem warming up to me. But I’m changing my mind about the month that starts …

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Last week I wrote about the rich variety of birds that are coming and going around my neighborhood, most of them in an area as small as 10 acr…

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There’s a war on weeds going on to the extent that it seems people have lost use of their fingers, except for their trigger finger.

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I’ve noticed that most people who enjoy bird-watching or gardening tend to observe their own national holiday every year, and that is the retu…