Minnesota Department of Natural Resources field staff, resource managers and the DNR Information Center staff answer many questions every day about natural resources topics. Here is one of them:
Q. Why does the fur coat of a deer change colors depending on the time of year – a reddish color in the spring and brown in the fall?
Q. What species of fish run into North Shore streams during the fall?
Q. What should I do if I find zebra mussels while removing my dock or boat lift from the water this fall?
Q. What are the characteristics of old-growth forests, and where in Minnesota can you find them?
Q. I hear a lot about invasive insects like emerald ash borer and gypsy moths, but what are some of the good bugs that help keep our forests healthy?
Q. If I purchase a hunting or fishing license on the DNR website, do I need to keep a printed copy with me out in the field?
Q. What are some tips for successfully releasing fish?
Q. After reading the story Refuge for Tullibees in Minnesota Conservation Volunteer magazine, I’m wondering whether tullibees are related to shiners like the ones commonly sold for bait.
Q. Can I harvest mushrooms in Minnesota state parks and state forests?
Q. What is Arbor Month?
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