July–August 2021

Your guide to Minnesota's woods, waters, and wildlife


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Down on the Boardwalk

A property owner’s new walkway treads lightly on the land while providing access to the water.
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Posts from the past

Vintage postcards show Minnesota's outdoors at its best.
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Upwardly Mobile

If you've ever dreamed of walking on water, try standup paddleboarding--a unique way to glide over lakes and rivers.
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From the Editor

Wish You Were Here

Vintage postcards are 'visual symbols of the region'
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Birding for All

The Urban Bird Collective brings an inclusive spirit to the Twin Cities birdwatching scene.
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The Friendly Forager

Ariel Bonkoski taught herself how to ID mushrooms. Now she helps others do the same.
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Bucket List

See the Bison at Blue Mounds

On the prairie under a big sky
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Young Naturalists

All Together Now!

American white pelicans fly, feed, and nest together.
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Minnesota Profile

British Soldier Lichen (Cladonia cristatella)

British soldier lichen grows atop a rock. The lichen is composed of an alga and a fungus living in symbiosis.

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