Tag: birding

TWL Hiking Club| Mallards are Actually Really Awesome

It’s #TWLHikingClub Tuesday| Today, we’re kicking off a new series on appreciating the little things—from urban wildlife to the oh so common Mallard.

Birding by Smartphone

In 1917, the American poet Wallace Stevens published a poem called 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird.¬†In truth, 13 is a major understatement, with just as much variation in “why” as their is in “how”. Whether you’re a life “lister”, a casual admirer, or anywhere in between, at some point each and every one of has had a moment where we saw a bird and thought to ourselves, “what is that?”

Upcoming Naturalist Programs in Central Minnesota

This #TWLHikingClub Tuesday, check out these upcoming central MN interpretive programs hosted by the naturalist behind The Wild Life!

Gulls and the Concrete Sea: Why do Seagulls Love Parking Lots?

Most know them as seagulls, a name which implies a proclivity for life at sea. Yet this familiar moniker is neither accurate (scientifically speaking), nor seems to fall in line with a universal observation—gulls love parking lots, whatever their distance from the salty sea

Golden Eagle or Immature Bald Eagle? Here’s How to Tell

It can be hard to tell. Here are some tips to help you get the right ID.