Trumpeter Swans in Icy Sp...

Spring does not always bring early warmth. These Trumpeter Swans are spending this cold spring grouped together, patiently waiting for warm rain to open more waterways. The adults, living to 20 years or more, measure four feet high with a wingspan of seven feet. Once hunted to near...

Great Blue Heron Early Sp...

Even before the snow has left us completely, the Great Blue Herons arrive in the rookeries. The first males to arrive get the prime, strongest nest sites within the rookery. These same nests may be used year after year, or new ones built. They defend their territory from other males, eagerly...

Ruffed Grouse Rhythm

: The beginning of April signals the turning point for this Ruffed Grouse. Mating season is fast approaching and he has this exact location picked out; he is ready to start advertising. By fanning his wings back and forth repetitiously, he creates a low, reverberating song that carries...

Lake Superior Ice

Late Winter, Lake Superior. Not a nice place sometimes. But, taken in the right frame of mind the beauty of the place comes to you. Ice palaces and rocky frozen shores can terrify the inner qualms. Cold, bitter, yet beautiful. Ride the waves of ice-ridden water as the shores of Lake Superior...

Pileated Woodpecker Drumm...

You just can’t beat a good hollow tree. That’s what many of nature’s subjects truly believe. This Pileated Woodpecker, the largest in North America, has found just what he’s looking for–a sturdy, yet hollow tree. He checks out the tree, then everyone around can check out...