Saturday, Jan. 20 The red-bellied woodpecker is a fairly new resident to this area from the south. One visited my bird feeder. It is the first I have had stay more than a day or two, so it appears to have included us in its home range. Sunday, Jan. 21 I saw good amount of snowshoe hare tracks. They have been in low numbers here for many years. Hopefully, they're making a comeback.
Editor's Note: Growing up on 11th Crow Wing Lake in Akeley, Dallas Hudson spent his boyhood exploring the surrounding public lands and waters. Since 1996, he has tracked some 500 species — birds, animals, insects, plants — in his daily journals. Since picking up a camera in 2015, Hudson has taken hundreds of photos to go with with his nature observations. Hudson shares his phenology notes and photos with KAXE's Season Watch, the Minnesota Phenology Network — and now the Park Rapids Enterprise. Friday, Dec. 8