Category Archives: Winter

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Close encounters with White-tailed Deer

If you live in a suburban area, white tail deer can be pests eating the hostas and the vegetables in your garden; destroying a young tree by making it a rubbing post during the rutting (mating) season. But white tails … Continue reading

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The Eagle has Landed

​Story, photos, and artwork by James Gregory, Plymouth, MN. This the second submission Jim has made. To see more of Jim’s artwork and the work of his wife, Kristina go to:    “While skiing across frozen Parker’s Lake right … Continue reading

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Otter Dreams

Three poets, Jeff Saslow, Rich Kessler, and Christina Gregory try to find light and balance during the darkness of winter and the stress of everyday life. Join them, as they express their connection to Nature through the written word.                                                                                        … Continue reading

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Los animales en Invierno

Ese zorro es malo! D No soy malo, Solo tengo hambre G Hambre como puedo estar A Este ardilla parece linda para ti D Me parece como comida para mi G El zorro es el depredador D Y la ardilla … Continue reading

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Hidden Secrets of the Minnehaha

I spend a lot of time on Minnehaha Creek. A sanctuary about a mile from my home. While skiing and hiking along the creek, I have seen and been part of some amazing things. If you have some memories of … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Winter Program


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Staying One Step Ahead of the Winter Blues

Have you been letting a negative attitude dominate your emotions this winter? It is easy to understand how that could happen with the sub-zero temperatures we have been experiencing; the lack of sunlight; the daily news; the destruction of our … Continue reading

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20 Below Zero – Seeking a Reason to Smile

 February 2nd is “Cross-Quarter Day” – half way between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox. In early times, northern cultures celebrated this day with dancing and song. Here in the U.S., we call it “Groundhog Day”. There is hope … Continue reading

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A Naturalist’s Shame – Lessons from Nature

The first event occurred in early January. Someone told me that a snowy owl had been seen near the Arbor Lakes Shopping center about 20 minutes from my house. I went online and got complete directions where the bird might … Continue reading

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Frozen River

Morning hike – a little unsure of the new formed ice Hidden beauty, frozen in time   Memories of a summer long gone The inner space of a frozen river   Elaborate art installations litter the river walk  Unexpected gifts … Continue reading

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