Migration Mysteries: Birds, Wolves & North Country Settlers
Get to know the North Woods as you observe wolves at the Wildlife Center, learn about migrating birds and enjoy expert lectures on the region’s Ojibwe Indians and pioneer settlers.
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Program No. 5745RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Experience life in the magnificent North Woods with experts from Audubon Center of the North Woods as we examine seasonal bird populations and the region’s top predator, the gray wolf. Trace human stories and experiences from the original Ojibwe Indian settlers through French-Canadian voyageurs and big-pine lumberjacks
Activity Level
Walking the equivalent of a couple blocks.
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Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Witness the wonders of migratory events that stretch back through the mists of time: loons, eagles and ospreys in June and hawks in August/September.
  • At the Wildlife Science Center, observe a captive pack of wolves and their special adaptations and behaviors including communication styles.
  • Take field trips to museums and the Northwest Fur Post as we explore north country history through the eyes of the Ojibwe and subsequent exploration and exploits of French-Canadian voyageurs.
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Mike Link
Mike Link has dedicated his career to environmental education, and served as the founding director of the Audubon Center of the North Woods for 38 years. During that time, he not only developed a successful residential environmental learning center, but aided in the success of many other environmental education endeavors — including starting over 15 Charter Schools that emphasized environmental education. He was an integral part of the teams that created degree programs in outdoor and environmental education at both Northland College and Hamline University. He continues to teach numerous courses for Hamline’s Master’s Degree in natural science. Mike has also been involved in many organizations, and helped to create the Minnesota Naturalist Association (MNA) in the early 1970’s. He is the author of over 1,000 newspaper and magazine articles, in addition to publishing more than a dozen books.
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