Prickly pear cactus in bloom, osprey chicks hatch, dragonflies take wing and birds like bobolinks nest in the prairie.
Bloodroot blooms briefly, warblers are back for Mother’s Day, spring beauties carpet the Northwoods and garlic mustard is poised to invade.
Loons return to the Northwoods, frogs strike up the chorus, canvasbacks dive into the Big Muddy and northern pike get the yen to spawn.
Look for mourning cloaks and other signs of spring!
The nature of groundhogs, valentines and early nesters.
Bears hibernate, but it’s a good time to watch bald eagles, lake ice and wild turkeys.
Mammals adapt to winter and finches and snowy owls may irrupt.
Tundra swans arrive, hares and weasels change coats and frogs and turtles hibernate.
Elk bugle while turkey vultures and loons begin their remarkable migrations.
Monarchs and birds are migrating and wild rice and prairie seed harvests are underway.
Turtles are hatching, compass plants are blooming and nighthawks and shorebirds are migrating.
Regal fritillaries dine on prairie flowers, green frogs are calling, water lilies are blooming and sandhill crane colts are flying.