It is never far from our thoughts this time of year, that winter is on its way. The beavers have been busy, the geese are leaving, and the reds and golds of early autumn have given way to the browns and grays of November. Do not despair however. Late fall and winter present their own opportunities for those of us living in the northern tier of the United States. Stet up bird feeders now! Use cracked black oil sunflower seeds to attract Cardinals and Woodpeckers. Dig out your snow boots and go for a hike. If the snow gets too deep, you can strap some snowshoes onto those boots. Did you know that Lac Lawrann has snowshoes in a variety of sizes that you can borrow for FREE!! The dates for snowshoes this season are January 14th, 20th and February 4th and 19th. If you have a group of people that would like to go outside of those dates send an e-mail to and we can accommodate those requests. Don’t let winter keep you out of nature. There is always something new to see and learn.