Along the Shore
Grand Marais—Drury Lane Books in Grand Marais is holding an Arboreal Writing Contest, open to all ages. Participants are asked to submit a 300 word, tree-inspired story—fiction or nonfiction. Manager Gwen Danfelt provided a short story of her own.
Fencing is available at reduced cost to help landowners protect tree seedlings from hungry deer. | SUBMITTED
The North Shore Forest Collaborative (NSFC) is providing low-cost fencing materials to private landowners who plant conifer seedlings on their North Shore property. The fencing prevents deer from eating the newly planted trees. Last spring, 38 participants planted
Duluth—Bryan French’s job fell victim to some budget cuts at the University of Minnesota – Duluth (UMD) a few years back. He brainstormed his next move with Tim Bates, a staff member in the Recreational Sports Outdoor Program at UMD.
Bryan French told the origin story.
Grand Marais—I’ll be frank; when I first received this assignment, I thought, ‘fantastic! This should go smoothly.’ I planned to research canoes and kayaks, and write the article so that an absolute beginner could read the piece, then simply pick one and get started.
Then I met Jack Stone.
North Shore—Even as the snow melts and signs of spring emerge, green-up can feel far away. Some birds return early though, and their lilting calls or soaring silhouettes can lift our eyes and spirits.
Turkey vultures are one of the earliest returning migrants, even though
Lutsen—The North Shore draws people like a magnet. Some people are pulled to it for its unique art culture; some for the ability to find peace and quiet from otherwise busy lives; and some for its quaint atmosphere of great food