a celebration of Minnesota’s rich and diverse natural environment

The more civilized man becomes, the more he needs and craves a great background of forest wildness, to which he may return like a contrite prodigal from the husks of an artificial life.

Ellen Burns Sherman

the annual explosion of bluebells puts Carley State Park on the map

password: bluebell
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Flower Power at Nerstrand Big Woods or: how I learned to say “Cutleaf Toothwort” without giggling
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spring song
The volume’s turned up at William O’Brien as I take a half-day’s walk on muddy trails, ears open to the…Read
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wild river afternoon
solo snowshoe surprises
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