NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND more on (purple) martins
Last weeks column on purple martins generated some interesting questions. Here's a sample with the response from Perry Vogel of the Purple Martin Association of the Dakota's
I live in Park River,ND.... Posted on 4/1/13 at 5:11 AM
STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Big day at Hawk Ridge; another coming?
Just a quick heads-up. More than 5,000 raptors were counted at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory on Monday, according to Debbie Waters, education director at Hawk Ridge. That's by far the largest count of t... Posted on 9/13/10 at 8:14 PM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS National Repository: Where Dead Eagles Land
For some Americans, practicing their religion requires a federal permit and a long wait for a controlled substance — eagle parts.
The National Eagle Repository, Building 128 at the Rocky Mounta... Posted on 9/3/09 at 2:54 AM
Measure 5 has its faults, but the threats to N.D. wildlife are too dire to stay on the present course.
North Dakota’s state bird could be in trouble. Earlier this year, the Game and Fish Department added the bird to its Conservation Priority List.
DULUTH, Minn. -- Thousands of songbirds, pushed by two days of strong northwest winds, converged along the North Shore and in Duluth on Friday and Saturday, according to reports from counters at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth. Many motorists reported hitting songbirds along Minnesota Highway 61.
The UND Oakville Prairie site west of Grand Forks, one of the few remaining tracts of native prairie in the region, is getting a jump-start next month with a prescribed burn to rid the site of invasive plants and replenish the native grasses that make the site so unique. UND also has partnered with the North Dakota Game and Fish Department to manage the site as the ‘Oakville Prairie Biology Station and Wildlife Management Area.’
WEST FARGO, N.D. -- I will be the first to admit that following a long and cold winter and a short spring counted in days or weeks and not months, we almost feel like we’re trying to play catch-up before we miss out on the summertime outdoors fun.
A couple of weird things happened with this column last week. For one thing, the drawing got turned sideways, so the white-breasted nuthatch wasn’t climbing head first down a tree trunk, as nuthatches do, Instead, it had its beak in the air, a rather odd posture for a nuthatch, as some of you took the trouble to tell me. Thanks for pointing it out.
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