Jay Cooke State Park

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Naturalist Larry Weber talks about these mid-May mornings that are "beyond description" with so much happening as nature awakes.  Also, because leaves have not fully grown out yet, it is a greater opportunity to see both flora in fauna as you explore the woods of northern Minnesota.

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When some radio show hosts spend a few days camping at his Jay Cooke State Park stomping grounds, naturalist Larry Weber gets stuck trying to explain what they've seen and photographed.

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    Less than half the normal amount of rain for May this year?

  But is it really fair to make up the deficit over a holiday weekend??

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Larry Weber spent the week teaching a Master Naturalist class at the Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center and trekking his students into the woods to see spring ephemerals, warblers, budding trees and mosquitos - the larval and pupal forms thereof.