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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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
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Did you know porcupines have around 30,000 quills?

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  • Added: Jan 07, 2020
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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
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Human tongues and bird tongues are vastly different. The difference is more pronounced still if you compare our tongue to a woodpecker tongue, tha...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2019
  • Length: 07:20
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Late fall offers a chance to see some birds that we normally don't see along the North Shore. Some late migratory birds include eagles, northern h...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
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Moose contribute to the nutrient cycle in the forest in many ways. WTIP's CJ Heithoff learns more from naturalist Chel Anderson in this edition of...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the fall season so far, including what reasons may have contributed to the spectacular...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the incredible migration journey that Monarchs go on every year in this edition of Nor...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
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It's the fall color season along the North Shore! WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about a particular tree that can stand ou...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 11:02
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If you've been outside at night with a light on recently, you've likely encountered gypsy moths. Did you know that these moths only live for about...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 11:13
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Honey mushrooms and other fungi have been found in abundance this year. WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about the world of ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
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Monotropa uniflora, known to many as Indian Pipe or Ghost Plant is a perennial wildflower found throughout the United States. However, according t...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
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Did you know that crows are incredibly intelligent birds? WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks all things crows with naturalist Chel Anderson in this edition ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 07:00
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The woods and waters along the North Shore often undergo dramatic changes during the summer months. Naturalist Chel Anderson describes the changes...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Bald-Faced Hornets are found all across the country. You may not have heard of them, but you've probably seen their volleyball-sized paper wasp-li...

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2019
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WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with Chel Anderson about the various species of spring fungi in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 08:14
Caption: Spring Bloom, Credit: Stephan Hoglund
WTIP's CJ Heithoff talks with naturalist Chel Anderson about spring ephemerals in this edition of North Woods Phenology.

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:05
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A group of co-parenting eagles in Illinois has garnered quite a bit of media attention across the country. WTIP's CJ Heithoff checks in with natur...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 06:14