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June 29, 2014
A wild rose in bloom on a summer day. Note the many blossoms on the bush. (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature: Roadside roses bloom in late June
June 29, 2014 - 7:39pm
June 22, 2014
A Canadian tiger swallowtail takes nectar from a lilac. (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature: Tiger swallowtails arrive in June
June 22, 2014 - 11:52pm
A rhubarb plant sprouts in the Budgeteer editor’s garden. On May 19 it was just starting.
Minnesota climate is suitable for rhubarb
June 22, 2014 - 11:27pm
June 14, 2014
Last spring, this raccoon found a temporary home in the author’s attic. She and her new kits were gently encouraged to find a new home when the time was right. (Photo by Heidi Nelson)
Column: Chasing out raccoons, humanely
June 14, 2014 - 7:05pm
A willow tree holds catkins filled with fluffy seeds. (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature: Fluffy seeds drifting in the winds of June
June 14, 2014 - 7:01pm
June 9, 2014
Eddy Gilmore's son mows the lawn with a quiet manual-powered lawn mower. (Photo by the columnist)
Column: The great greening of 2014
June 9, 2014 - 12:42am
A group of yellow ladyslipper orchids light up the deciduous woods of June.  (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature: Shade-tolerant wildflowers are now blooming
June 9, 2014 - 12:07am
May 24, 2014
Kristi Stokes
Column: Volunteers needed to plant flowers downtown
May 24, 2014 - 7:39pm
Once the flowering time is past, the huge leaves of skunk cabbage appear.  (Larry Weber photo)
Northland Nature: Skunk cabbage emerges in nearby swamps
May 24, 2014 - 7:36pm
May 5, 2014
Amaryllis is popularly known as a Christmas plant, but it blooms naturally in early spring. (Photo by Richard Thomas.)
Column: Containers for the summer — or for years to come!
May 5, 2014 - 12:12am
May 4, 2014
Carolina spring beauty in bloom. Note the pink petals with wider leaves. (Photo by Larry Weber)
Northland Nature: Spring beauties glow on the forest floor
May 4, 2014 - 11:27pm
April 20, 2014
Jon Otis
Column: Eat your lawn - the view on modern turf is changing
April 20, 2014 - 9:56pm
April 18, 2014
Male catkins, much as they appeared all winter. Note the small female parts above the catkins and the cones from last year on the right. (Larry Weber photo)
Northland Nature: Alder catkins now maturing
April 18, 2014 - 5:32pm
March 1, 2014
Column: Is your yard a haven or threat to bees and other pollinators?
March 1, 2014 - 9:22pm
February 23, 2014
These veggies were grown in Duluth, all of which are part of the seed library bank. These include beans, tomatoes, peas and peppers, though not the squash. (Submitted photo)
Library begins lending seeds
February 23, 2014 - 10:37pm