STAFF BLOG CHEF JEFF A Carrot Salad for a Veteran
In about 10 days, between 50 and 100 World War II veterans from the area will embark on a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit the memorial to their wartime service and sacrifice.
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Whether it’s the same critter that spent a few days across the road from Don and Leann Wikert’s place near Thorhult, Minn., last fall is difficult to say for sure, but a pronghorn antelope is still turning heads in northwest Minnesota.
Unusual catches always make me wonder, so I had to do some checking this week when Arnesen’s Rocky Point Resort on Lake of the Woods posted photos on Facebook of two crappies that were caught recently in one of the resort’s rental houses.
Q. I always enjoy the recipes I see on the Herald’s website for wild game. Has the Herald ever considered running recipes from readers or compiling the recipes that have been run into a cookbook?
A. I suspect you’re in good company if you’re a hunter or fisherman who enjoys trying different ways to prepare the fish or game you bring home after a successful outing.
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.
A reader took me to task recently for using the word “harvest” in a blog post about the Minnesota wolf season that wrapped up in late December. I suspect she mostly was upset about its use in reference to wolves.
The other day a reader asked, “Are there any birds that don’t leave for the winter? This was an unexpected question — but a good one. It’s a good question because getting to know what birds to expect at a given time is a good way to learn the birds.
A year ago at this time, most of us who enjoy winter were wondering when it would arrive. We’d had some cold weather, but snow was in short supply, a trend that continued until February, when The Winter That Wouldn’t Get Here turned into The Winter That Wouldn’t End.
This year’s Christmas Bird Count produced nine snowy owls in the Grand Forks circle, the most in 50 years of counting. Counts at Crookston and Icelandic State Park in North Dakota had snowy owls during count week — three days either side of their count itself.
Wildlife management has changed over time. One prime example is the historical practice of feeding wildlife — deer, birds and just about everything in between — especially during winter when people perceive a shortage of food.
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