January–February 2022

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


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The Prunus Grand Slam

I set out to find all of Minnesota's native plums and cherries in one season. Would my quest be fruitful?
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Welcome to the Woods

Campground hosts have been keeping campers happy in Minnesota’s parks and forests for decades.
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From the Editor

The Art of Science Writing

Observers of the natural world
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Fading Forest Floors

Citizens and scientists track an invasive earthworm in Minnesota.
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Cooling her heels

Adventurer Emily Ford gets ready for another winter expedition.
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Bucket List

Ski the Banadad Trail into the BWCA

Navigating challenging climbs and drops.
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Young Naturalists

Fantastic Fur

Fur—and the hair that makes it up—helps animals survive in amazing ways.
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Minnesota Profile

White-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis) and Red-Breasted Nuthatch (Sitta canadensis)

Minnesota’s two nuthatches are among the most identifiable birds in the state.
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Freeze Frames

Richard Hamilton Smith’s winter water lily photos offer a unique look at the aquatic plant.

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