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Beaver building a house — live action!

The list of those who work the Mississippi River as it flows through Minneapolis is much shorter today than it used to be. Fewer tugboat captains, fewer deckhands. But beavers, those riparian workaholics, are still at it. I first saw … Continue reading

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Rickety-chimney chimney swifts

The Soap Factory‘s rickety chimney didn’t win my Rickety Chimney Contest but it probably should have. Soap Factory with downtown Minneapolis in the background It has a crack running down the length of it and it’s been hit by lightning … 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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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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