Lake of the Sunset Glow

Christmas Bird Count

On January 2, 55 birders counted birds in the Cook area for a 24 hour period. The count was done by car, walking or watching yards and feeders.  Weather for the day started with a temperature of -33°F.  Here are the numbers: Ruffed Grouse, 12 Spruce Grouse, 2 Bald Eagle, 3 Rock Dove, 130 Northern… Read more »

Another wildlife encounter

Once again on the drive to the Resort Association office along County Road 115, I was priviledged to see some wildlife up close.  Not one, but 2 bald eagles were feeding on something  just off the shoulder of the road.  As my car approached, they took flight – a spectacular sight from my vantage point… Read more »

A shared encounter

On the drive between Tower and Cook  this morning on County Road 115, which runs along the south shore of Lake Vermilion, I was stopped by a timber wolf crossing the road.  I was thinking about work and not paying much attention to my surroundings when the truck about a quarter mile in front of me… Read more »

Lake Vermilion Loon Count

Each year the Sportsmen’s Club of Lake Vermilion (SCLV) sponsors a loon count on the lake.  This year’s counting is set for Monday, July 15.  The following is an excerpt from the SCLV’s website: Lake Vermilion has always been known for its large population of loons. To lake residents and frequent visitors, the loon has been… Read more »

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