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Kathy Dennis took this fantastic photo of a loon with a baby on its back last weekend on Potato Lake. "They just swam right up to us," she said.

An Amateur's Guide to the Forests, Fields and Skies: What the heck is that critter? You tell us

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"Dick and June Axelson here. On Little Mantrap Lake, we have blackbirds, chickadees, and orioles, all feeding on the grape jelly feeder. We've never seen this before. Are they hungry!"


That seemed intriguing so I put out my grape jelly feeder, which I hadn't had an opportunity to do this spring, when the orioles were here. (You will begin to see why this is called the amateur's guide.)


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Sarah Smith
Sarah Smith is the outdoors editor. She covers courts, business and breaking news in addition to outdoors events.
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