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October 24, 2012
Nearly without fail, rusty blackbirds are found with water nearby. Here one forages along a local shoreline. Keith Corliss
Rusty blackbird, water-loving migrant
October 24, 2012 - 12:00am
October 17, 2012
Bird watchers gather along the shore of Arrowwood Lake for the annual Big Sit! Keith Corliss
A slower approach to bird-watching
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am
September 26, 2012
A migrating Nashville warbler stops in our backyard, drawn to the presence of running water. Keith Corliss
In dry times, try offering water to birds
September 26, 2012 - 12:00am
September 12, 2012
A pair of juvenile buff-breasted sandpipers are seen recently near Fargo, part of a flock of seven birds. Keith Corliss
Arctic-nesting shorebird passes by on its way to Argentina
September 12, 2012 - 12:00am
August 29, 2012
Black rosy finches are one of three rosy finch species nesting above timberline in North America. Here a juvenile (left) begs from an adult on the Beartooth Plateau in Wyoming. Photos by Keith Corliss
Persistence produces two alpine bird species
August 29, 2012 - 12:00am
August 15, 2012
A sawdust pile at the base of this pine tree betrays the presence of active boring insects. In this case it's carpenter ants. Keith Corliss
Lowly ants play important natural role
August 15, 2012 - 12:00am
August 1, 2012
Joe-pye weed, a tall forb native to moist areas of prairie and a favorite of pollinators like bees and butterflies, is within a day or two of blossoming in a West Fargo yard. Keith Corliss
Many benefits evident in growing wild plants
August 1, 2012 - 12:00am
July 18, 2012
Two books to add to your midsummer reading list: Mammals of North Dakota by Robert Seabloom and The Bluebird Effect, Uncommon Bonds with Common Birds, by Julie Zickefoose.
Two midsummer reads worth your time
July 18, 2012 - 12:00am
July 4, 2012
These mute swans, present at the West Fargo lagoons on June 24, represent Cass County's first record of the species.

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Flight Lines: Eurasian species shows up, but is it welcome?
July 4, 2012 - 12:00am
June 27, 2012
The author (right) and Andrew Thill, both of Fargo, move in to investigate a shared point by their wirehairs, Asic and Remy. Photo by Erin Shoberg.
Open Season: Subtle start to dog training
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
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Local dog training club to host youth hunt, outdoors day
June 27, 2012 - 12:00am
June 20, 2012
Somewhat camouflaged on a multi-colored granite rock is a painted lichen moth caterpillar. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Little discoveries on the North Dakota prairie
June 20, 2012 - 12:00am
June 13, 2012
A pile of feathers is evidence of a successful dog, as judges and the handler move on down the field during the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association Red River Valley chapter's spring test this weekend at Stiklestad Lodge near Fort Ransom. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
True dog days of summer
June 13, 2012 - 12:00am
June 6, 2012
Joe Gregg, Horace, awaits an appearance from a rare Acadian Flycatcher near West Fargo along with other area birders. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.
Flight Lines: Elusive flycatcher found near West Fargo
June 6, 2012 - 12:00am
May 30, 2012
Erin Shoberg, of Fargo, smiles as her dog, Remy, investigates her walleye caught recently on Ottertail Lake in Minnesota. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer
Open Season: Wind, waves, walleyes sure signs of spring
May 30, 2012 - 12:00am