The National Council On Education for the Ceramic Arts held its 53rd annual conference this past weekend at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Founded in 1966, NCECA was created to serve the interests of ceramics as an art form and in creative education the United States. Most major American ceramic artists since the 1970s, including Frances Senska, Paul Soldner, Peter Voulkos and Rudy Autio have been …
Spring has arrived in the Red River Valley, but vestiges of winter remain as these recent wildlife images from Grand Fork photographer Michael Bogert bear out.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert braved bone-chilling temperatures Sunday night to capture these images of the first full moon of 2019. It was also the night of the first lunar eclipse of 2019, but clouds moving in after 9:30 p.m. prevented a comprehensive panel of the event, which occurs when the Moon passes directly behind Earth and into its shadow. …
Nature can be colorful, as these stunning images from Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert demonstrate.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset over Lake Movil in northwestern Minnesota, courtesy of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently spent four days at the lake, and here are some of the images he captured.
Monarch butterflies are a sight to see. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently observed this one while it was feasting on a milkweed plant, perhaps looking for a place to lay its eggs.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took in Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red concert Saturday night in downtown Grand Forks. The Chicago Rhythm and Blues Kings headlined the show.
Photographer Michael Bogert found this assortment of wildlife on a recent visit to Minnesota lake country.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently happened upon this bald eagle nest near Lake Bemidji in northwestern Minnesota, just in time to see the male fly off to find something for dinner for its mate and little one(s).
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert captured these beautiful images over a one-hour period this weekend while sitting on a dock on a northwestern Minnesota lake.
Spring is a great time of the year to view wildlife, whether it’s migrating waterfowl or year-round resident bald eagles, and Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert knows just where to look.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Here are some great landscape and animal shots (wild and domestic) from a couple of recent jaunts into the countryside.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has braved the recent spate of cold weather to capture these wildlife and landscape in rural Grand Forks County.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been braving the recent cold weather, venturing into the countryside in search of picturesque settings. Here is what he found.
Grand Forks photographer recently spent some time at “a place in Minnesota,” and this is what caught his eye.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently took a walk along the Red River and did his best to catch one of these great horned owls in flight but to no avail.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took in Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red on Saturday in downtown Grand Forks. Check out his crowd photos as well as the those of the entertainers — Mud from the Twin Cities and Laura Rain and the Caesars from Detroit.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently spent some time at Paul Bunyan Animal Land, which is located on U.S. Highway 2 between Bemidji and Cass Lake, Minn. Animal Land is home to nearly 100 animals representing every continent on earth. Some of the animals you can see at Animal Land include lions, tigers, camels, lemurs, kangaroos, raccoons, three species of …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert gets around. Enjoy these shots from the latest Blues on the Red and North Dakota Museum of Arts concerts and bird antics in Minnesota lake country, among others.
A weekend boat ride and a hike opens up a world of life to Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
Usually during Fourth of July week, there isn’t a lack of outdoor things to do in Grand Forks. Here are a couple of events — the Christopher Paul Stelling concert at the outside garden at North Dakota Museum of Art and the annual downtown fireworks display — that caught the eye of Grand Fork photographer Michael Bogert.
Grand Forks photography recently took a stroll along the English Coulee in Grand Forks a day after a storm rolled through and captured these spectacular shots.
Here are some of Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s latest outdoor shots, taken over the past week or so.
There isn’t a better time of the year than spring for bird watchers in the Northland. Not only are the migrants returning home after wintering down South, they are also raising new families. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert shares these recent shots taken in the Red River Valley.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has been at it again. Check out his latest collection of images of the outdoors, taken the past couple of weeks at various locations in the Red River Valley and Minnesota lake country.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s recent forays into the outdoors have yielded an eclectic assortment of images, from great horned owlets and bald eaglets to ducks, geese and other waterfowl in the air and on the water to beautiful, colorful sunsets.
You don’t have to go to western North Dakota to catch a good glimpse of wildlife. Just ask Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert, who never seems to come up empty when searching his favorite Red River Valley haunts — including Kellys Slough National Wildlife Refuge — for watchable wildlife.
Merlins, also called pigeon hawks, breed in the northern Holarctic, with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical regions in winter. In recent decades, merlin populations in North America have been significantly increasing, with some merlins becoming so well adapted to city life that they forgo migration. Swift fliers and skilled hunters, merlins specialize in preying on small birds. If you have seen them in your neighborhood, it …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert has discovered that it’s not unusual in the springtime to find waterfowl in flooded fields, sloughs and ponds in northeastern North Dakota
Springtime is when migratory birds return north to their nesting grounds after wintering down South. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert shares these images of some those aviators that have arrived back home in the Red River Valley.
Peregrine falcons have been showing up in Grand Forks since 2005. This is one of the falcons that is nesting in the water tower on the campus of the University of North Dakota. It could be Marv, the patriarch of Grand Forks’ peregrine clan the past couple of years. Named after Marv Bossart, a Fargo TV personality who died in 2013, …
A good indicator that spring has arrived is the appearance of animals that have either gone south in the fall or the emergency of those that have made themselves scarce during the long winter. Canada geese are among the former and moose the latter. Bald eagles, however, can be counted in both groups. Some winter along the Red River of the North, while …
Photographer Michael Bogert’s recent travels took him up and down the Red River, where he captured these images of bald eagles, our national bird.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took advantage of the above-average temperatures in February and early this month to capture these upper Red River Valley scenes. From old farmsteads, long-since-used automobiles and farm equipment, beautiful sunsets and wildlife, Bogert’s snapshots will make viewers yearn for a ride in the country, too.
Often all that remains of once-thriving farm operations are abandoned buildings such as barns and farmhouses. Farming has always been a tough way to make a living, and it wasn’t for everyone. Perhaps the original owners of these farmsteads couldn’t make a go of it — or just simply left, looking for a better life elsewhere. Grand Forks photographer recently snapped …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert took these nice shots recently before the January thaw the area has been experiencing the past few days.
For one reason or another, not everyone gets to enjoy the beauty of nature in the wintertime. All some people have left is their imagination. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert isn’t one of them, as evidenced by these images he caught during some recent outings in northeastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.
The Red River State Recreation Area, located in East Grand Forks, is part of the Greater Grand Forks Greenway and is located on the banks of the Red River of the North and the Red Lake River. The area, owned and managed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, came about as the result of a grass-roots effort after the Flood of 1997 that devastated …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert loves to take pictures of wildlife. Birds are among his favorite. Here are some of the visitors he’s had to his backyard recently.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert offers some early and colorful signs of autumn from a recent outing in northwestern Minnesota.
Take a stroll in Minnesota lake country, and you’ll soon discover there is a lot more out there than meets the eye. These images from photographer Michael Bogert are a case in point.
Grand Forks photographer Michael keeps his eyes open for wildlife while in Minnesota lake country. Here are some of the images he’s seen the past couple of weeks.
Happy Harry’s Blues on the Red wrapped up its 10th season Saturday night as Left Wing Bourbon Soul Band from Eau Claire, Wis., and Chicago’s Studebaker John & the Hawks put on a show before an overflowing crowd in Town Square in downtown Grand Forks. Photographer Michael Bogert took in the fourth and final concert of the summer and offers these …