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Northern Ecology

North House's programs take place year-round exploring themes from timber framing to basketry, boat building to fiber arts, woodcarving to northern ecology. We welcome your questions and inquiries anytime!

Currently Scheduled


Birding Basics

Birding By Ear
New! Birding By Ear (1 day)
Ann Russ

Boreal Birding Workshop

Field Botany
New! Field Botany (2 days)
Nate Johnson

Gunflint Trail Spring Birding Experience: Up the Trail




Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

What's This Rock? Unraveling the Geologic Story of Minnesota's North Shore

Winter River Exploration

Not Currently Scheduled / Past Offerings


All About Leaves: Northern Ecology Field Session: Unplugged XI Mini-Course

Autumn Phenology in the Field: Fall Colors and Beyond

Birds, History and Fall Colors On The North Shore: A Guided Tour


Boreal Field ID Workshop (with Bob!)


Dragonflies of the North Woods


Fire Ecology in the Field

From the Deck: Lake Superior Shoreline Naturalist Tour


Gardening for Butterflies and other Pollinators

Geology of Minnesota & the Great Lakes Region

Geology of Minnesota's Arrowhead: 2.5 Billion Years & Counting

Geology of North Shore Eskers: In the Field

Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Hike the Shore with Full Circle Superior

Let's Get Outside! Natural Explorations for Youth and Families

Life On The Edge - Shoreline Ecology and Wildflowers

Magnet On The Shore: Birding Intro Workshop

Mushrooming in the Field

Nesting Season: Biology and Ecology

North Shore Area Plants

North Shore Fall Migration (with Bob!)

North Shore Geology - A Heritage of Fire and Ice

North Shore Geology - Lake Superior's Volcanic Heritage

North Shore/Boreal Forest Birding

October Birding on the North Shore: Searching for Migrants

Owl In A Night's Work - Evening Field Session

Owl In A Night's Work: Evening Field Session

Owling: The Darker Side of Migration


Spiders of the North Woods

Spring Birdsong Ensemble

Spring Wildlife Tracking

Sustainable Harvest of Tree Bark For Basketry



Wildflowers & Plants of Early Summer

Wolves & Other Canids: A Morning of Wildlife Biology with Rolf

Northern Ecology Calendar