Now that the snow is "officially" gone (according to the Weather Service), spring is heading into high gear. Naturalist and author Larry Weber observes that early flowers are waking, catkins are appearing in trees, and many interesting birds and frogs are active in our midst.
We have a lot of luminaries as volunteer hosts and guests on KUMD and Northland Morning ... but the The Independent Book Publishers Association has just given one of them - well, two of them, actually - a national award.
Sparky Stensaas is the founder of Stone Ridge Press which publishes regional and national outdoors and nature books. In addition to being the Executive Director of Friends of Sax-Zim Bog, Sparky has been known to host Backyard Almanac when regular host Larry Weber takes a few days off.