Plight of the bumble bee

Plight of the bumble bee

What is your reaction when a bee comes a little too close for comfort? Do you run away? Perhaps you remember the pain of being stung or fear the possibility […]


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  • Nature is more than a park

    Nature is more than a park

    In the distance a bird chirps and a faint howl echoes. The wind blows carelessly through the trees, and the aroma of pine needles lingers in the air. Streaks of […]

  • Photo by Jacob Amos.

    Technology: Dividing humanity from nature?

    Disconnection from our roots can lead individuals to become ecologically illiterate. We occupy, consume and ruin the soil beneath our feet. Concrete and technology have become our niche, and human […]

  • Photo by Matt Hansen. Sigurd F. Olson's "Reflections from the North Country" explores the beauty of the Minnesotan wilderness. Sigurd has written over nine books, but most of the writings this collection contains were meant to sway government officials in hearings about the importance of preserving nature.

    Sigurd Offers Insight Into Nature

    There are some people who believe Minnesota has only two—albeit unequally distributed—seasons: hot and humid summer and nostril-freezing winter. But here in the Red River Valley, we acknowledge two short-lived […]