Birth on the Gunflint Trail

I wonder if that headline got you? No new human babies at Voyageur Canoe Outfitters or anywhere else on the Gunflint Trail that I know of. There is however other births or rebirths happening on the trail and in the surrounding Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

It’s amazing what a little rain does to the trees. It makes them green up substantially almost overnight. On the forest floor plants are emerging like fiddle head ferns and marsh marigolds while on rocky outcrops I’ve spotted what I call pink corydalis, Corydalis sempervirens, or Rock Harlequin I guess it’s called.

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Baby animals are also appearing. It’s this time of the year we see new bear cubs, fox kits and moose calves. If you’re on the Gunflint Trail keep your eyes on the ditches for bears as they like to eat the newly sprouting grass this time of year. Also be on the lookout for fox as they sometimes have their young in the culverts beneath the roadway.  And if you want to see moose calves then look for a momma moose and the calf won’t be far behind.

It’s a great time to be on the Gunflint Trail or in the Boundary Waters. Book your trip today with Voyageur Canoe Outfitters!

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