Like many other facets of nature this year, the butterfly time was slow to arrive.
For the Budgeteer News, 07/13/2013
July means many things to Northlanders. This is usually our hottest month. It is the time when we are most likely to have thunderstorms and occasional severe weather warnings.
For the Budgeteer News, 07/07/2013
Recent mornings have been cool with mist and fog, and so I’m ready for these damp conditions when I step out on a walk to the lake.
For the Budgeteer News, 06/30/2013
It took until after the middle of June, approaching the summer solstice time, but the deciduous woods of the Northland has finally reached full leafing of all the trees. Even those slow to respond have greened as well.
For the Budgeteer News, 06/23/2013
Last week as I walked the woods of early June, I was struck by the abundance of green on the forest floor. Here the blue-bead lilies (Clintonia) were tightly packed with the wild lilies of the valleys and starflowers.
Duluth News Tribune, 06/16/2013
I remember when the tree was still standing — a large stately white pine of at least fifty feet in height. On this hillside, overlooking the lake, it had lived a long and strong life, with plenty of moisture and sunlight.
For the Budgeteer News, 06/09/2013
By the time May exits and we step into the new month of June, we can look out onto a forest where all the trees have green leaves.
For the Budgeteer News, 06/01/2013
Like many other things this strange spring of 2013, the bird migration has been unique.
For the Budgeteer News, 05/26/2013
After several delayed starts, spring has come to the Northland. A few days of temperatures in the 70s along with the threshold of 15 hours of daylight has put nearly everything in the mood of May.
For the Budgeteer News, 05/18/2013
The lake is still covered with ice: I’ve never seen it frozen this late before. But the series of warm days at the end of April has melted the snowpack greatly; only patches remain in the woods.
For the Budgeteer News, 05/12/2013
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