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Northland Nature Journal

October 27, 2018
Trumpeter swans in a blaze of fall colors on Shingobee Lake. (Photos by Dallas Hudson/For the Enterprise)
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Critters -- and humans -- prepare for winter
October 27, 2018 - 2:00pm
September 15, 2018
Minnesota's state bird is beginning to molt. In September, adult loons travel to their winter home along the Atlantic coast. Younger loons follow a month or so later.
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Goodbye summer, hello autumn
September 15, 2018 - 6:30pm
July 28, 2018
Monarchs have been plentiful this season.
NORTHLAND NATURE JOURNAL: Summer of plenty -- for some
July 28, 2018 - 1:00pm
June 16, 2018
A monarch caterpillar enjoys dinner in Hudson's field.
June 16, 2018 - 10:30am
May 5, 2018
The common loon returned to northern Minnesota on April 25 this spring. According to Dallas Hudon's nature journals, on average, they arrive April 10. He's been charting phenological events like these for over 20 years. (Photos by Dallas Hudson/For the Enterprise)
Northland Nature Journal: It may be late, but spring is worth celebrating
May 5, 2018 - 8:30am
February 24, 2018
Dallas Hudson observed this bald eagle in late February. (Dallas Hudson/For the Enterprise)
Northland Nature Journal: Unique bird and wildlife sightings
February 24, 2018 - 1:00pm
December 16, 2017
This ailing snowy owl was rescued by Williams Lake, near Akeley, and sent to the raptor center to recuperate. It did not survive. Snowy owls stand about 22 inches and weighs five pounds. (Dallas Hudson/For the Enterprise)
Northland Nature Journal: True 'snowbirds' have migrated to Minnesota
December 16, 2017 - 11:01am