Nature Notes: Silence of a Beautiful Winter Day – Winter Adventures in MN

We just experienced the winter solstice on the 21st and so now the amount of daylight starts to get longer and longer.  With a fresh dusting of snow, the Whitefish Chain of Lakes is calling to come and explore.  There is an obvious increase in activity on the lakes as the ice is getting thicker […]

Nature Note: 4th of July at a Minnesota Resort

As the 4th of July is upon us, I was thinking back to how this time of year is almost as magical as Christmas for me.  I remember going to the Totem Pole in Nisswa and buying Smoke Bombs, Snakes, and Sparklers to light off on the beach – always under adult supervisor of course […]

Nature Note: Baby Creatures of Crosslake, MN

This past week has been exciting at Boyd Lodge, as several new babies have appeared in the Crosslake, MN area.  Mama Wood Duck was proudly showing off her brood of around a dozen little “puff balls.”  They were busy exploring the turtle pond and whenever they got too far away mama would call and they […]