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June, Exhibit, Arrivals - UPDATE April 24, 2015

Song SparrowThis 1-minute video clip shows what June did on a hot (85°F), humid (88%) day. Mosquitos were out big time. You can hear them buzzing around Sue’s video camera. The way June hit her head w...  Read More

Hearing, Bill, and Birds - UPDATE April 23, 2015

Crow looking at LynnThe hearing before 3 judges in the Judicial Building went well, our attorneys said. We’ll get the final verdict on that within 90 days. GrackleNext door to the Judicial Building i...  Read More

Born to be Wild - UPDATE April 21, 2015

Dark-eyed JuncoHolly’s bed near the base of her white pine refuge tree is as good as a wild bed, and it has cedar pieces in it for bedding like we have seen wild bears do. They do it especially when t...  Read More

  • June, Exhibit, Arrivals - UPDATE April 24, 2015

    Friday, 24 April 2015 18:38
  • Hearing, Bill, and Birds - UPDATE April 23, 2015

    Thursday, 23 April 2015 20:09
  • Born to be Wild - UPDATE April 21, 2015

    Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:55

Watch sneak previews of 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' from the BBC.

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    As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent over 42 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes, he has radio-tracked over 100 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years. - Read More -

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