Spotted: Deer at government pier

Feb 22, 2023
An anonymous area resident submitted this photo of an unusal scene: two deer on the beach next to the government pier in Lake City on Saturday, Feb. 18. No one tell Dave Ohl’s friend Snooky.

Hawk appears bemused by the snowfall

Jan 25, 2023
Local photographer and filmmaker Ben Threinen took this photo of an immature red-tailed hawk waiting out the snowfall on the morning of Jan. 19. “Looks cold!” Threinen said.

Geese, perhaps sensing something, head south

Oct 26, 2022
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen sent this photo of a large flock of geese flying low over Lake Pepin on Sunday, Oct. 23. “They seem to know somthing’s up,” Threinen wrote, “and heading south!”

Charm of goldfinches at local feeder

May 18, 2022
Some of the over 20 goldfinches that gathered Sunday, May 8, for a meal at a feeder on West Elm Street in Lake City. A group of goldfinches is called a “charm.” Abby Peterson and Mary Lou Dirksen took several photos of the charm, including this one.

Public library announces owl events for children and adults

Mar 9, 2022
The Lake City Public Library (LCPL) invites the public to two programs offered by the International Owl Center on Thursday, March 17, at the Lake City Public Library. These programs are for children and adults. The first program, Build an Owl: Learn about Owl Adaptions, is for children and takes...

A great many pelicans visit Lake Pepin

Sep 22, 2021
Lake Pepin has been a popular gathering place for pelicans recently, as this photo from Ben Threinen shows. “Last Thursday through Saturday the pelicans were a beautiful sight to watch,” he writes. “I do not remember a fall with this many pelicans stopping by Lake City.”

Eagle Center field trips are back and more numerous

Aug 4, 2021
After a hiatus during the 2020/2021 winter season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Eagle Center’s team of naturalists are preparing to lead guests to eagle viewing hotspots once again starting this fall. “The eagle viewing along the Upper Mississippi River was phenomenal last winter,”...

Blue heron lets one get away

May 12, 2021
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen submitted this photo of “a blue heron practicing catch and release before the Saturday fishing opener.”

Fawns spotted near Oak Center

Jun 17, 2020
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen took a photo of two fawns following a doe near Oak Center on Sunday, June 14.

Snap shot

May 28, 2020
Lake City photographer Ben Threinen found this large snapping turtle by the side of the road near Stockholm, Wis., over the holiday weekend.


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