Bluebird Monitoring

Bluebird Monitoring

Location: North Oaks Golf Course, North Oaks, MN Dates: May-August 2023 We have just concluded a very successful Bluebird Monitoring season in North Oaks. The NOGC was kind enough to host 10 birdhouses on the golf course grounds.  The birdhouses were monitored weekly...

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The Horned Grebe

The Horned Grebe

"The dashing Horned Grebe is a sight in summer with its gray-black head and back, brick red neck, and blazing yellow-orange "horns" on its head. Look for these small grebes on migration as they travel to their breeding lakes in the far north. In winter, they...

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MOBL, Part 2

MOBL, Part 2

One of the only things that would have made yesterday better, would have been some sunshine on the birds.  Their colors would have popped with some bright sun. I awoke this morning to friend Judi asking to go birding and a perfect bluebird sky.  We decided to meet at...

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A Mountain Bluebird @ Como Park

A Mountain Bluebird @ Como Park

All week folks have been reporting a Mountain Bluebird sighting at the Como Lake Golf course. Earlier in the month, same was spotted for several days at the University of Minnesota Golf course. This morning, I decided to make an attempt to find this bird and get a few...

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Go for a Walk

Go for a Walk

I've been kicking around the idea of reviving our family blog.  From 2006-2014, I posted a lot of pictures, random thoughts, cycling adventures, etc.  Lately, in the time of Covid, we walk quite a bit especially around the lake behind our home. I used to really enjoy...

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Minnie’s Reflections

Minnie’s Reflections

Excerpt from A Pioneer Love Story, The Letters of Minnie Hobart When the house was completed, the spacious rooms delighted Minnie. She loved to stroll through the house and marvel at the sheer luxury of all this space. Climbing the enclosed back stairs from the...

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