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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
Zimmer: It's 'possible' Bridgewater could be out for season
September 9, 2015
Flight Lines: That ‘hummingbird’ might actually be a Sphinx moth
It happens every year around this time almost like clockwork. The phone rings, an email arrives, or the subject simply arises during the course...
September 9, 2015 - 4:27am
August 26, 2015
Flight Lines: Little to fear in local fauna
Over the years, The Discovery Channel has gotten a lot of miles – and, one would presume, ad revenue – out of an annual event shown on the...
August 26, 2015 - 3:02am
August 5, 2015
Flight lines: ‘Discoveries’ often when natural history recorded
Among the many benefits that came with being the victor in conflicts throughout the ages was the ability to dictate the narrative from that point...
August 5, 2015 - 4:56am
July 15, 2015
Flight Lines: Swallows are all around us
In the background of our busy scurrying lives there exist many elements that largely go unnoticed. It could be as simple as the rumble of trains...
July 15, 2015 - 1:46am
June 24, 2015
Flight Lines: Annual festival more than just birds
A couple of weekends ago, I returned home sleepy-eyed from what has become a mid-June pilgrimage for me: the annual Potholes and Prairie Birding...
June 24, 2015 - 5:55pm
June 3, 2015
Flight Lines: That magical migratory moment in May
Last weekend the North Dakota Birding Society held its spring meeting in Fargo. The NDBS is a group of bird enthusiasts that convenes twice...
June 3, 2015 - 12:20am
May 18, 2015
Flight Lines: Bird banding helps research
An amazing story of stamina and dogged single-mindedness came out in 2007. I remember hearing of this at the time and thinking, "nature never...
May 18, 2015 - 3:17pm
April 21, 2015
Flight Lines: American crow couple familiar
Just last Sunday while walking through a park in north Fargo, I noticed the resident pair of American crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) flying overhead....
April 21, 2015 - 9:11pm
April 1, 2015
Flight Lines: Local ties seen to famous artist, naturalist John James Audubon
That the Missouri River in North Dakota was once a major travel route for early explorers is well known. Among the many legendary figures to...
April 1, 2015 - 9:20am
March 18, 2015
Flight lines: Woodpeckers’ drumming part of communication
Unlike last winter, which stuck around with dogged persistence for what seemed like an eternity, this year’s version seems to be exiting quietly. You’ll...
March 18, 2015 - 6:30am
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
June 14, 2013
Limiting the impacts of sapsuckers
Challenges facing the home landscaper are many -- what to plant, where to plant, how to plant, when to plant. Once in place, there is the ongoing...
June 14, 2013 - 10:58am
July 18, 2012
Two midsummer reads worth your time
I buy more books than I read. I'd like to think I will get around to them all at one point in my life but let's be realistic, I won't. Two things...
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
Flight Lines: Eurasian species shows up, but is it welcome?
Mention the phrase "invasive species" in the presence of a biologist and she'll usually respond with elevated blood pressure, a knitted brow,...
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am