Explore the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers in a journey across the four seasons and through a thousand years of history. Delight in the beauty of nature as you listen to those who enjoy and fight to protect these special places.
Minnesota's National Park Legacy explores the natural and cultural legacy of Minnesota’s six national park sites: Grand Portage National Monument, Mississippi National River and Recreation Area, North Country National Scenic Trail, Pipestone National Monument, St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and Voyageurs National Park, as well as projects completed by the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program. For closed caption: http://www.mnvideovault.org/mpml_player_embed.php?vid_id=19945&select_index=0
Ever wonder what it’s like to be inside a bald eagle nest? Thanks to Jim C. Spickler, climber for the Great Lakes Network field team, we’re able to get a firsthand look at what it’s like to retrieve bald eagle nestlings for sampling. While this video was shot along the Mississippi River, researchers are also looking at water quality, by testing young eagles, along the St. Croix.
Water scorpions use their tails or siphons as a a "snorkel" thrusting it up through the surface film on the water to the air above. Their legs are not much use in swimming, so most water scorpions spend life near the shoreline.