Camp robber, meat bird. Lumberjack, venison hawk, moose bird. “All are expressive of its character and behavior,” writes Arthur Cleveland Bent in his 1946 Life Histories of North American Jays, Crows, and Titmice. “It” is the Canada jay, once known as the gray jay. “This bird…greets the camper with demonstrations......
Within the captivating and challenging wilderness of northeastern Minnesota, where outdoor recreation and secluded living within the Superior National Forest abound, a dedicated group of volunteers and emergency service officials stand ready to don their headlamps, lace up their boots, and grab their “Go Pack” at a moment’s notice to......
Rainbow arcs above Treasure waiting very near: Lynx in autumn light. Shadow in the Forest The forest has eyes. And somewhere in an October dawn that rises over Lake County, just south of the Canadian border, they’re watching. The eyes of the Canada lynx, an elusive northern forest cat, have......
The residents and visitors of Duluth sure know how to celebrate the holiday season. Bentleyville, the Christmas City Express (the North Shore Scenic Railway’s version of the Polar Express), Glensheen’s...
The North Shore is a welcoming place for pursuing various passions, whether it’s enjoying daily life in the natural environment, connecting the community and visitors to unique opportunities, or embarking...
In Manoominike-giizis (August/Ricing Moon), I had just passed through Superior heading to Prairie Island when I saw a large bineshiinh (bird) on the side of the road. I passed it, pulled over and then...
This issue is all about giving thanks, featuring stories on volunteers and emergency responders, veterans, and nonprofit groups. Other stories include Canada jays, calling and rattling for bucks, and legendary North Shore sled-dog mail carriers. Enjoy!
In this Issue:
Heroes of the North Shore: The Dedicated Volunteers & Emergency Responders
Freezers on the Fritz: Climate Change Threatens Canada Jays’ Food Cache Sites
Ann Rosenquist Takes On Alone
Celebrating Joy: Duluth’s Annual Spectacle
Shelter from the Storm: Duluth’s Life House
Dog Blog: Sign-up, Plan, Train, Train, Train
Shelley Getten: From Poetry to Printmaking
Warrior Brewing’s Mission to Support Veterans
Depression: Finding Our Way Through the Dark
Northern Trails: Calling and Rattling for Bucks
How the Milwaukee Brewers Almost Stranded Me
North Shore Mail: Historic Routes & Legendary Carriers
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