Young Bucks Outdoors

Icy temperature drop—dangerous for people and sea turtles

Icy temperature drop—dangerous for people and sea turtles

By Buckmasters Online

Sudden storms are as common during late winter as hopeful thoughts of warm weather and spring. For anyone who spends time outdoors, seasonal transitions such as unexpected temperature drops should be treated with caution, especially during cold water season. In Minnesota, for example, it’s a good time to talk about the dangers of thin ice. “Ice, especially sno...

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It’s Groundhog Day, ’er woodchuck, ’er marmot, ’er whistle pig, aw let’s just watch the movie

It’s Groundhog Day, ’er woodchuck, ’er marmot, ’er whistle pig, aw let’s just watch the movie

By Buckmasters Online

What’s the big deal about groundhogs, February 2 and Punxsutawney Phil? If you’ve seen the movie “Groundhog Day,” you know the starting place for the Bill Murray comedy: If a groundhog sees its shadow February 2, winter will last another 6 weeks. If he doesn’t see his shadow, spring will arrive earlier than expected. But . . . are groundhogs r...

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YBO Critter Tales

’tis the season to count birds!
’tis the season to count birds!

By Buckmasters Online

When the first Christmas Bird Count (CBC) was held Christmas Day more than a century ago—118 years ago, in fact— its founder may not have known the occasion would become a holiday tradition appealing to bird watchers for generat... READ MORE


Wild turkeys — true, original Americans
Wild turkeys — true, original Americans

By Buckmasters Online

Benjamin Franklin called the wild turkey “a true original native of America,” and a “bird of courage” because turkeys were known to attack red-coated British grenadiers during the Revolutionary War. Old Ben may have... READ MORE


The smallest falcon has its own superpower
The smallest falcon has its own superpower

By Buckmasters Online

Photo: The American Kestrel—a small, fierce raptor. The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, but it was once misidentified as a sparrow hawk. Similar in size to a mourning dove, at nine inches in length, with a 22... READ MORE


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