Well, we’ve come a long way. We’re at our 50th episode! We will be hosting a live show on Zoom!and YOU are invited. On May 1st at 7pm CT, we’ll be playing trivia (of course, based on topics from our first 49 episodes [and no, you don’t have to have listened to all of them … Continue reading The Wild Life’s 50th Episode Celebration: Live Trivia Show!
#TWLHikingClub Tuesday| This past Saturday, I joined a local non-profit called HIKEhoppers on a glow-stick laden, s'mores filled night hike at Warner Lake County Park in Clearwater, MN. Here's how it went!
The Wild Life is joining forces with HIKEhoppers, a central MN non-profit organization, whose vision we share to connect people to nature through hiking events and educational learning experiences.
At 8:30 pm this Saturday, 6/15, join us for a night hike at Warner Lake Park in Clearwater, MN!
It's #TWLHikingClub Tuesday! Check out why Savanna Portage State Park is one of our all-time favorites.
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.
On this first #TWLHikingClub Tuesday of 2019, Devon and Chelsea Bowker look back on their top hikes of 2018, from the best overall hike, to the most conflicting, and most Instagram worthy.
For some, hiking is all about fitness. For others, the challenge. For still others, it's an opportunity to observe and appreciate nature. Hiking with a toddler is about all of the above and more.
This #TWLHikingClub we have a guest post, 'A Case for Solo Wilderness Adventure' by Holly Scherer
This #TWLHikingClub Tuesday, check out these upcoming central MN interpretive programs hosted by the naturalist behind The Wild Life!
Curious about the TWL Hiking Club? Here's who we are, what we do, and how to join.
If you have more advice for saving money while hiking, use the hashtag #TWLHikingClub on Instagram and/or Twitter for a chance to be featured by The Wild Life!
Chances are, if you are an avid hiker or even a beginner, you are using Instagram to interact with others and find awesome places that are too cool for even Outside Magazine to list. If you are not yet, get on there! There is such a community you can build!
There are only 77 so called “Last Great Places” in the world, according to the Nature Conservancy. One of them is in the land of cheese and Packers fans. Here's why Devil's Lake State Park is a fierce competitor for my favorite park.
Our first meet up has been scheduled! It will be at a park in Central Minnesota, Quarry Park, August 18, 5 pm
This week, we have a story from Richard Bowker, co-host of The Wild Life, about his trip to Enchanted Rock.
In an effort to keep telling trail tales and further our hiking club, we are dedicating at least one TWL Hiking Club Tuesday a month to OUR STORIES.
This week, we have a story from TWL Hiking Club member, and dear friend, Shi Weisman.
#TWLHikingClub Tuesday: Our Stories
In an effort to keep telling these stories and further our hiking club, I would like to dedicate at least one TWL Hiking Club Tuesday a month to OUR STORIES.
Hiking etiquette is our topic for discussion this #TWLHikingClub Tuesday. I have compiled a list of ten things that I believe every hiker should know and adhere to in order to make the trails an even better place.
Bloodroot is a perennial native to North America and blooms between March and May. It's called Bloodroot because if you were to break open the stem or roots, it bleeds. If you've ever done so, congratulations, you are a murderer---just kidding. The "blood" is a sap and is a deep, rich, reddish-orange.
As hikers, we like to do what we can to be more comfortable, and we need to protect the most important hiking tool we have, our feet!
For most of my life, I have practiced the art of “sauntering”. I first discovered this term when studying Thoreau’s essay, “Walking”. It is essentially being present with yourself in nature and allowing the nature to guide you. As a child, I just did that, and as I grew up I learned to follow the … Continue reading New to Hiking? We’ve Got You!
This fern-like frost adorning every branch is called hoarfrost.
Don't let that cute little face fool you. The carnivorous Least Weasel is fierce, eating up to 60% of its body weight in food per day.