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Encounter with Black Bear in Ely, MN

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This is a story about a common Minnesota American Black Bear and a person originally from Indiana, me, who used to believe if you got this close to a Black Bear you were a goner. Obviously not true. Since I did get very close and I’m still […]

Paradise Lost? The Ocean as Harbinger by Chuck Dayton September 3, 2013

Chuck Dayton presented personal slides and his observations from a trip to numerous coral reefs in the South Pacific recently to the Ely Tuesday Group at the Grand Ely Lodge last Tuesday. Chuck described and showed evidence with his slides of the negative effects humans are having on the health of corals in this region. […]

Needed Bee Pollinators both Honey Bees and Bumble Bees are disappearing-What can we do?

Elaine Evans a researcher at the University of Minnesota gave a talk in Ely August 21, 2013 sponsored by the Ely Field Naturalists. She also conducted a short field trip in the afternoon to help us identify local native Bumble Bees. The facts are Bumble Bees are disappearing, along with Honey Bees, and there are […]