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Parks want to say, 'Thank you'
Cartoon: Aug. 24, 2016
It is time for property tax reform
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Mule Deer Foundation holding banquet, auction at Bonanzaville
Gardening in small spaces
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Breitling: Time for Color
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Red River Valley Fair
Flight Lines: Feathers and leaves comparable
Flight Lines: Riding Mountain, the other nearby national park
Flight Lines: Rest easy birders, the future is bright
Flight Lines with VIDEO: Willet's scientific name changed
Flight Lines: Bug hunter declining in numbers
Richard A. Burckhard
Michael L. King
Kip J. Johnson
Dennis D. Keblar
Ralph M. Peterson
March 3, 2015
Flight Lines: Fallibility to be expected in identification of birds
An audio recording of this column appears above. It’s midsummer, the time for picnics, vacations, Redhawks baseball, gardening, lake cabins...
March 3, 2015 - 4:15pm
February 10, 2015
Flight Lines: Birds are often named for their sounds, calls
What we call things in our respective languages is an interesting exercise in history, culture and linguistics. Why do we say cow, for instance?...
February 10, 2015 - 1:57pm
January 20, 2015
Flight lines: Modern living takes heavy toll on birds
An enterprising individual strapped a miniature video camera onto the back of a northern goshawk some time ago and captured video of the bird...
January 20, 2015 - 5:08pm
January 5, 2015
Flight Lines: Anything can happen during Christmas Bird Count
I can only guess what motivates people to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. I’m sure there are some doing it for the social...
January 5, 2015 - 11:31am
December 17, 2014
Flight Lines: Where do birds sleep?
The rustling and fluttering would be abrupt and startling. Dark, soundless mornings were quite often ripped open in this fashion, causing me...
December 17, 2014 - 12:14am
December 2, 2014
Flight Lines: Interesting origin of a familiar bird
It was quite warm, almost hot, as I set out on a noon jog in Fargo some years ago in early June; so warm that I had removed my T-shirt to carry...
December 2, 2014 - 3:35pm
November 18, 2014
Flight Lines: Natural world prepares for changing of seasons
It was during a recent walk that I happened upon a gathering of American crows settling into the top of a large cottonwood tree for what would...
November 18, 2014 - 3:37pm
November 5, 2014
Flight Lines: Tundra nester shows broad range
We often think of the Arctic tundra as an utterly unforgiving zone of extreme winter darkness and extreme cold that we will — thankfully —...
November 5, 2014 - 10:06am
October 21, 2014
Flight Lines: Sorting out bird species an ongoing process
Words and their meanings evolve over time, they change across geography, and they change among different groups of users. To describe a popular...
October 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
October 7, 2014
Flight lines: ‘House butterfly’ Flutter flew into West Fargo home, hearts
A strong cold front hit a couple of Sundays ago with an accompanying north wind. Betting on a good hawk migration day I set up a spotting scope...
October 7, 2014 - 11:09am
August 19, 2014
Flight Lines: Lanky shorebird a delight to find anywhere
It was well over 20 years ago. I was driving east on Cass County Road 20 north of West Fargo on my way to Hector International Airport. At one...
August 19, 2014 - 3:11pm
August 5, 2014
Flight Lines: Shorebird stories are almost mythical
It actually began some weeks ago, the arrival of the first migrant shorebirds into our area following the breeding season. An individual here,...
August 5, 2014 - 4:25pm
July 23, 2014
Flight Lines: Cliff swallows beneficiaries of RRV manmade structures
I’ve been racking my brain in an attempt to remember if I’ve ever seen a cliff swallow (petrochelidon pyrrhonota) nest attached to something...
July 23, 2014 - 4:00pm
July 9, 2014
Flight Lines: Night-lights from natural sources
That we as a species have a fascination, a need even, for light is not in doubt. In its absence there is only deep, glooming dark. With dark...
July 9, 2014 - 1:53pm
June 24, 2014
Flight Lines: Understated sparrows synonymous with prairie
Every school kid growing up in North Dakota learns of our state bird, the Western meadow-lark (Sturnella neglecta). It’s a robust specimen...
June 24, 2014 - 3:22pm