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Changing the World – One birdwatcher at a Time

Posting and photos by Amy Simso Dean I want to change the world. But how can one introverted, bird nerd from Minnesota inspire world environmentalism? I am no John Muir or Rachel Carson. My answer (or at least I hope … Continue reading

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Sights and Sounds of Spring 2016

Spring weather has finally arrived. It is time to get outside and witness the unfolding of spring. Below are four common spring calls. How many can you identify? 1. 2. 3. 4.                                            2.                                        3.                                      4.        Chickadee … Continue reading

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Bird woman of the forest

  This is the 3rd in the series about millenials who are following their passion for nature and the Earth. Nicole Krauss is a graduate of Wayzata High School in Minnesota. Here is Nicole’s story:   “I am going into … Continue reading

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Buzzing for Change

How a small group of people stood tall for the lowly honey bee. “Birds and nature, in general, provide me with such spiritual joy and a sense of connection that it was only natural to feel the urgency of this … Continue reading

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Spring Bird Identification Program

  pages 68-78 in Peterson First Guide to Birds [audio:http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/chickadee1.mp3] Pages 84-92 in Peterson First Guide Birds [audio:http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/robin1.mp3] Look between pages 100 – 116 in Peterson First Guide to Birds [audio:http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/indigo1.mp3] pages 95-105  in Peterson First Guide to Birds [audio:http://oldnaturalist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/rw.mp3] … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Bert’s Cabin by Curran Ikhaml

  “My family went to Bert Cabin’s at Itasca State Park.  We saw a phoebe nest in the part that holds the cabin together.  One time we saw the phoebe with a moth in its beak for the babies in … Continue reading

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Winter Birds

All photos by Old Naturalist Download the Winter Birds Activity. Answer the questions using the text below. Click here for the Winter Birds PDF. Not all northern birds migrate south for the winter. A few birds eliminate the dangers of … Continue reading

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What is Your Eagle Story?

In late October, I was crossing Gray’s Bay, looking for a huge raft of coots that I had seen earlier in the day. Suddenly, the coots were there, but they were “hugging the shoreline” and swimming frantically. They were all … Continue reading

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Owl Program

Owls – The Great Hunters       Hoo Hoo Hoo D                             C                 D Is the sound of my call in the night Woosh, Woosh, Woosh D                           G                     D Is the sound of my wing’s quiet flight D I eat mice … Continue reading

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Animals in Winter program

I am Just Hungry   by Billy B. (billybproductions.com/) That fox is mean! D   I am not mean, I’m just hungry G   Hungry as can be A   That squirrel looks cute to you But it looks like food to me    … Continue reading

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