Category Archives: wild things

My bur oak branch at the summer solstice

I’m sending out this post on the summer solstice. This is the sun’s day to shine! Well, maybe not much in southeast Minneapolis, but still, this is the day of the year with the most daylight hours and the fewest … Continue reading

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An opportunity to be neighborly

This has been a rough week for our neighbors in north Minneapolis. I can’t think of a better subject for a blog post than this reminder: disaster can strike very close to home, and we have an opportunity to help … Continue reading

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A perfect place to preen

I can’t make it to the urban birding festivities that start tomorrow (Thursday) and run through Sunday. But it’s open house season, so I made the rounds in my neighborhood, visiting the birds in their urban digs. This time of … Continue reading

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My bur oak branch in the spring

Is it really spring if you still pull the long johns out every morning and give them serious thought? Almost six weeks after my calendar declared spring sprung, my bur oak branch on the University of Minnesota campus has finally … Continue reading

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Finger-freezing misery

Isn’t it miserable to take photos of urban wildlife in the winter? Yup. My fingers freeze, and the animals are either moving or hiding. In the summer, if you don’t get the shot, you still get a warm, sunny day … Continue reading

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Wild things in the city

Lots of wild things make their living in the heart of the city, even in the winter. The photos in today’s post were taken at Father Hennepin Park on the Mississippi River. More and more, I see robins in the … Continue reading

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