Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T10:47:47-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint September 6, 2019 As summer comes to a close, Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher Fred Smith's thoughts turn to fall colors and bear and grouse hunting. "The Wildersmith" documents Gunflint Trail life weekly on WTIP, Grand Marais' public radio station, so stream, listen, and feel free to support this [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T10:47:47-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T10:51:04-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint August 23, 2019 Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher Fred Smith celebrates the blueberry harvest, blueberry pies at the Chik-Wauk Museum and the Blueberry Moon during Dark Skies observances! "The Wildersmith" documents Gunflint Trail life weekly on WTIP, Grand Marais? public radio station, so stream, listen, and feel free to [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T10:51:04-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T10:51:39-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint July 26, 2019 Gunflint Trail resident scribe Fred Smith sings that "Happy days are here" on the Gunflint Trail. Summer is in full swing and visitors to the Trail are enjoying a respite from the heat of locations to our south and celebrating summer with the annual Canoe Races, Biggest [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T10:51:39-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2019-07-20T13:35:25-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint July 19, 2019 Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher Fred Smith previews upcoming activities at the Chik-Wauk Museum, including a live display of Monarch caterpillars in the chrysalis stage of development progressing toward the day when they can be released as butterflies and a presentation by Thunder Bay Historian David [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2019-07-20T13:35:25-05:00

Naturalist Activities: Soap Making

2020-05-09T11:07:10-05:00

Naturalist Activities: Making Your Own Soap Text and photographs by John Silliman Head Naturalist of Gunflint Lodge One of most popular crafts in the Gunflint Nature Program is Soap Making. It is also our most practical craft, as everyone needs soap. The activity starts out with a history of soap making, methods of soap making, [...]

Naturalist Activities: Soap Making2020-05-09T11:07:10-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T11:07:55-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint July 12, 2019 Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher Fred Smith looks forward to the annual Canoe Races at Gunflint Lodge and recounts local wildlife sightings, including a lone wolf swimming across Gunflint Lake. "The Wildersmith", documents Gunflint Trail life weekly on WTIP, Grand Marais' public radio station, so stream, [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T11:07:55-05:00

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races

2020-05-09T11:08:59-05:00

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races July 11, 2019 The Gunflint Trail is home to a number of annual events. There's the Trout Derby in the winter, berry picking contests in the summer and the opening day of the fishing and hunting seasons in the spring and fall, respectively. Also situated on this annual "must-do list" are [...]

Gunflint Trail Canoe Races2020-05-09T11:08:59-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T11:14:35-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint June 28, 2019 Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher and Chik-Wauk Museum volunteer talks about the many activities coming up at the Chik-Wauk Museum, including a Nature Center program about Author Helen Hoover's life on Gunflint Lake, "Kids Day" Tuesdays, and the grand opening celebration of the Watercraft Exhibit Building. [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T11:14:35-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint

2020-05-09T11:15:48-05:00

Wildersmith on the Gunflint June 21, 2019 On this Summer Solstice, Gunflint Trail resident historian and philosopher Fred Smith marvels at the spectacular Canadian sunrises and sunsets over Gunflint Lake. "The Wildersmith", documents Gunflint Trail life weekly on WTIP, Grand Marais' public radio station, so stream, listen, and feel free to support this voice [...]

Wildersmith on the Gunflint2020-05-09T11:15:48-05:00

Photography Hike

2020-05-09T11:17:30-05:00

Photography Hike June 18, 2019 Text and Photographs by John Silliman Gunflint Lodge Head Naturalist We had a beautiful day for the Photography Hike yesterday.  Along the way to Lookout Point, we talked about composing photographs, and identified many of the plants along the way. When we returned, we [...]

Photography Hike2020-05-09T11:17:30-05:00
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