North Woods Phenology

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Phenologist Chel Anderson shares information and insights about the great outdoors in Northeastern Minnesota

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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Naturalist, Chel talks about the many happenings in our woods and w...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 07:20
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With the warmer temperatures over the past week, it's feeling like an early summer. Naturalist Chel Anderson describes her latest observations in ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 03:49
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Chel talks about the spring activities she's been seeing...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 05:13
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Chel talks about all the spring activities she's seen so...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 07:21
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist. Chel talks about the signs of spring in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 08:03
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In this edition of North Woods Phenology, Chel Anderson talks about the on and off again spring we've been experiencing over the past few weeks.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2020
  • Length: 07:35
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 04:25
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 08:02
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Saw-whet Owls in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 07:15
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Chel Anderson is a botanist and plant ecologist and she joins us periodically to report on what she’s seeing in our woods and waters right now.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2020
  • Length: 05:45
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This time of the year is the beginning of the transition from winter to spring. There's lots of activity starting up in the woods, but there's sti...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2020
  • Length: 05:44
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How do birds survive the northern winters? WTIP's CJ Heithoff learns about the survival skills of birds from naturalist Chel Anderson in this edit...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2020
  • Length: 07:20
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about Springtails, also known as snow fleas, in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 06:06
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It's a whole different world underneath our snowpack. WTIP's CJ Hiethoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about subnivean microbes in this edit...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 06:54
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What do cold weather courting and snow depth have in common? Great Horned Owls have to carefully manage both of those things this time of year.

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2020
  • Length: 07:34
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Naturalist Chel Anderson reflects on the year that was and talks winter ephemera with WTIP's CJ Heithoff in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

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  • Added: Jan 16, 2020
  • Length: 06:13
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Did you know porcupines have around 30,000 quills?

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 08:48
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We've recently heard the question, where are the finches? WTIP's CJ Heithoff gets some possible answers from naturalist Chel Anderson in this edit...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
  • Length: 06:49
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There are a number of organisms that live inside or on trees, including algae, mosses, and lichens.

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 11:00
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about what's uncovered in nature during the late fall and early winter before the first big ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 08:54