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December 15, 2018
Sharptail grouse "dancing" south of Willard, MT early morning on April 4, 2008. Flickr photo by Montana Natural Resource Conservation Service
Fascinating courtship rituals of the sharp-tailed grouse
December 15, 2018 - 4:17pm
December 13, 2018
This piebald deer was photographed and posted on Flickr by the Center for Wildlife Education in North Carolina.
Column: Piebald deer are a fluke of nature
December 13, 2018 - 4:09pm
December 9, 2018
A little chickadee peeking at me: 
After the rains stopped, this little chickadee was soaking up the sun rays in an apple tree. Photo by DaPuglet/Flickr
The loveable chickadee is named for its alarm call
December 9, 2018 - 1:48am
November 24, 2018
Plant food plots, but don't directly feed the deer
November 24, 2018 - 1:41am
November 17, 2018
The pika is more often heard than seen in its high-altitude preferred habitat of rocky faces and talus slopes.
Take time to know the local flora and fauna
November 17, 2018 - 1:39am
November 4, 2018
A hairy woodpecker feeds on a standing dead tree in the late summer. Photo by Tina Shaw/USFWS
Beloved lookalikes: The downy and hairy woodpeckers
November 4, 2018 - 10:43am
October 9, 2018
A black-capped chickadee perches in a tree. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
How chickadees survive bitter-cold winters
October 9, 2018 - 9:22am
September 22, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Blane Klemek column: Ruffed grouse are a challenge to hunt
September 22, 2018 - 7:14pm
September 9, 2018
This baby opossum was one of six left in a box on the front porch of Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve in Oregon. A visiting biologist developed a plan to care for them. Flickr photo.
Possums are sometimes seen in Minnesota
September 9, 2018 - 6:38am
September 2, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Grouse can dance and drum with the best of them
September 2, 2018 - 1:10am
August 24, 2018
Upside down is right side up for this white-breasted nuthatch. They have been busy making frequent trips to bird feeders to store food for the winter. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS.
Upside down is right side up for the nuthatch
August 24, 2018 - 3:39pm
August 18, 2018
A black billed magpie soaks up some sun on a cold morning as hoarfrost clings to the cottonwoods in Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. Flickr photo by Tom Koerner/USFWS
Clever and eye-catching, magpies like to collect stuff
August 18, 2018 - 1:09am
August 6, 2018
Gray jays stay in Minnesota and don’t migrate, but will sometimes make irruptions south of their range in the winter. Photo by Courtney Celley/USFWS Midwest Region.
The endlessly entertaining gray jay
August 6, 2018 - 8:27am
July 23, 2018
Moose used to be common in parts of northwestern Minnesota, but have now largely disappeared. This photo was taken on Oct. 6, 2011, by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Midwest Region and posted on Flickr.
Will elk replace disappearing moose in NW Minnesota?
July 23, 2018 - 2:09pm
July 8, 2018
Outdoors Columnist Blane Klemek
Winner of best birdsong: The bobolink
July 8, 2018 - 8:27am