Cary Walski

Birds in the Heartland: Aerial Insectivores

Float up, dive down, quick turn, out and back from the twig perch. Graceful, flowing, surprising in their agility as they move through space. This describes the aerial acrobatics of a group of birds that hunt for food “on the fly.” What are they looking for? Any winged or flying insect that would make a [...]

Categories: Birds

Sowing Seed: An Act of Faith

“Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. … Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.”– Henry David Thoreau Autumn 2010 It’s a partly cloudy morning, temperatures are hovering around 35 degrees, [...]

Categories: Plants

Spring Awakening

At the edge of night, the sun pulls down its soothing shade, and peepers creeping from leafy covers tune-up to sing. Who will start this evening’s song with fluted notes that serenade the night? Someone begins, the same song his ancestors sang, and the forest fills with an urgent chorus. It must be high honor [...]

Categories: Animals

The St. Croix Connection

Belwin’s work to protect the prized Valley Creek has big benefits downstream in the Wild & Scenic River it joins. Valley Creek is clean and healthy, but it really shouldn’t be. The headwaters of the cold and crystal-clear stream are found at the edge of the Twin Cities urban core. The surrounding landscape is developed [...]

Categories: Land Management
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