DNR’s Non-Game Wildlife Leader Leaves Lasting LegacyA Minnesota DNR non-game wildlife leader is retiring after decades of service, but his legacy will be felt for years to come.
MN Trumpeter Swan Population Now Largest In Upper MidwestMinnesota’s trumpeter swan population continues to grow, according to a new survey by the Department of Natural Resources’ Nongame Wildlife Program. The population is now estimated to be about 17,000 swans.
Sandhill Cranes Make Huge Minnesota ComebackJust as our national symbol, the bald eagle, has become a common sight across all parts of Minnesota, there is yet another comeback worth celebrating. The 23,000-acre Carlos Avery Wildlife Management Area is nature's oasis; a sort of wild sanctuary for all kinds of critters, offering all of them a perfect habitat in which to roam.
Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil SpillIn a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern above the Mississippi River flyway. The majestic birds with the eight-foot wingspan are slowly meandering their way along the annual fall migration to the Gulf of Mexico.
These Birds Are Bigger Than Bald Eagles And They’re Landing In Minn. American White Pelicans are some of the largest birds in North America, and they are landing in Minnesota.
Snowy Owl Photographers Divided Over Baiting Flight Shots Snowy owls are showing up in large numbers this winter, frequenting areas far from their normal arctic habitat. On a light pole in Ramsey Monday sat a snowy that has become somewhat of a star, posing for all kinds of incredible nature photographs.
Minn. DNR Sets Up Falcon Webcam In St. PaulThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has placed a live webcam in a peregrine falcon box in downtown St. Paul to give the public a view into the lives of the world’s fastest animal.