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February 4, 2018
Jon Walters lounges in his hammock during a winter camping excursion. Special to Forum News Service
Camping in below zero temps
February 4, 2018 - 11:42am
February 3, 2018
Erica Dischino / Tribune

Students from KMS Elementary School, sit on Kettle Lake as they learn about watersheds at Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Wednesday near Spicer.
In the woods: KMS students explore outdoor classroom at PWELC
February 3, 2018 - 8:44am
February 1, 2018
Wikie, a 16-year-old orca that can copy a variety of human sounds on command, in an undated photo provided by Marineland Aquarium in Antibes, France. Trainers at Marineland taught Wikie to mimic sounds like “hello,” “Amy” and “bye-bye” in a study which could contribute to understanding of the behavior and culture of killer whales in the wild. (Marineland via The New York Times)
A 14-year-old killer whale in France has successfully imitated human speech
February 1, 2018 - 11:21am
January 25, 2018
A view from below of Misliya Cave, on the western slopes of Mount Carmel in Israel. MUST CREDIT: Handout photo by Mina Weinstein-Evron/Haifa University
Scientists discover the oldest human fossils outside Africa
January 25, 2018 - 4:17pm
January 22, 2018
Forum file photo of a monarch butterfly spreading its wings while stopping on vegetation along the Red River near Gooseberry Park in Moorhead, Minn. Dave Wallis / The Forum
Monarch butterfly migration was off this year. Researchers are worried.
January 22, 2018 - 12:25pm
January 5, 2018
A new book asks: How long does a dachshund's body really need to be?
January 5, 2018 - 3:03pm
December 31, 2017
Brad Dokken
Looking back on the year in the outdoors -- and ahead to 2018
December 31, 2017 - 6:00am
December 27, 2017
Forum News Service file photo of a wind energy system.
Trump administration eases rule protecting birds from energy production
December 27, 2017 - 11:16am
December 20, 2017
A Gulf corvina.  Gulf of California Marine Program.
Biologists record the machine-gun sound of the loudest known fish
December 20, 2017 - 12:12pm
December 8, 2017
Adaptive optics image of Payne's retina. JAMA Ophthalmology-New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
The solar eclipse burned a crescent wound on a woman's retina. She wasn't wearing proper glasses.
December 8, 2017 - 1:07pm
December 1, 2017
A snowy owl is seen after being rescued from inside a cooling system at Alakef Coffee Roasters in Duluth on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of Ezra Bennett)play button
Watch: Snowy owl rescued from Minnesota coffee roaster equipment
December 1, 2017 - 8:23am
November 26, 2017
Illustration by Mike Jacobsplay button
ALWAYS IN SEASON/ MIKE JACOBS: Turkey – or dinosaur – for dinner?
November 26, 2017 - 6:03am
November 16, 2013
Dick Clayton leads a class on snowshoeing at Sibley State Park in this Tribune file photo. He’s introduced thousands of people to outdoor activities at Sibley State Park, with snowshoeing, maple syrup collecting and bird watching among some of the more popular. 
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After more than a generation defining what a state park naturalist should be, Dick Clayton prepares to pass torch
November 16, 2013 - 1:01am
Marie Thurn, left, a volunteer who helps rescue injured and ill wildlife, comforts Katie Mattson who made the call Thursday morning to rescue a lone pelican that is stranded on a small, frozen lake west of New London. The bird, which can be seen in the background, is unable to fly. Tribune photo by Carolyn Lange
Rescue on hold for stranded pelican
November 16, 2012 - 12:00am
July 2, 2012
Schwanke, farmer from Willmar, Minn., leaves $1M estate to Nature Conservancy
July 2, 2012 - 9:44am
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