What’s in your woods in June?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in June, including: Emergence of emerald ash borer Loon chicks beginning to swim and dive Forest tent caterpillars beginning to feed on leaves of aspen, birch, and oaks Julie MiedtkeJulie Miedtke […]

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What’s in your woods in May?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in May, including: Attend the Gathering Partners conference May 15-17 in Grand Rapids Female flowers of northern red oak emerge Oven birds return MyMinnesotaWoodsThe University of Minnesota Extension Forestry team.

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What’s in your woods in April?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in April, including: Planting season: it’s here! Male chorus frogs become active American robins are building nests Julie MiedtkeJulie Miedtke is an Extension forester in Itasca County. She’s based in […]

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Northern Minnesota phenology for March 2015: Groundhogs

March brings the first groundhogs up from their slumbers. Likely the first ones will be healthy males interested in breeding. And the earliest risers among this group are probably living on a south facing slope. For several years the first groundhog I saw each spring was on an iron ore dump near Coleraine, MN. His window faces the south to […]

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What’s in your woods in March?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in March, including: Harvesting maple syrup Snowfleas jumping on the snow Migrant birds moving north Julie MiedtkeJulie Miedtke is an Extension forester in Itasca County. She’s based in Grand Rapids.

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What’s in your woods in February?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in February, including: The full moon rising on Feb. 3 Getting ready for maple syrup season Listen for barred owls in the woods Julie MiedtkeJulie Miedtke is an Extension forester […]

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What’s in your woods in January?

Itasca County Extension Educator Julie Miedtke provides a monthly calendar of things to look for and enjoy in Minnesota’s woods. Click here (PDF) to find out what’s in your woods in January, including: Learn how to identify trees in the winter Find out how emerald ash borer survive the cold Watch for fisher and porcupine activity Julie MiedtkeJulie Miedtke is […]

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