March 1 signals the start of meteorological spring. One day, it might be record-breaking warmth; the next, a storm or blizzard strikes. Well this year, the former has been case, as unseasonably high temperatures in the Red River Valley of the North have been setting records. These Canada geese, as captured by Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert, may or may not …
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert made his way around the Greater Grand Forks area recently and captured these fall images of flora, fauna and more.
Fall’s colors are in bursting everywhere, including Turtle River State Park near Arvilla, N.D., and Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert was there to catch the stunning sights.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently made a trip White Horse Hill National Game Preserve, a 1,674-acre national wildlife refuge sitting on the south shores of Devils Lake, about 10 miles south of the city of Devils Lake, N.D. The refuge was first established April 27, 1904, as Sullys Hill National Park. It was designated by Congress as a big game preserve in 1914 …
Mary Lake Trail is one of eight hiking trails located within Itasca State Park, south of Bagley, Minn. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently navigated the trail, all the way to Mary Lake, one of several small lakes that dot the park’s landscape. Located in Lake Alice Township, the 1.2-mile trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running and nature …
Three Island Lake County Park was the destination recently for Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert. The quaint park is located in Beltrami County, 12 miles north of Bemidji, Minn. The scenic Turtle River flows from the mouth of Three Island Lake providing spectacular views, rolling terrain and a diverse plant ecology. The park was deeded to the county in 1967 …
A family of loons caught the eye of Grand Forks photograph Michael Bogert during a recent sojourn into Minnesota lake country.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert was in the perfect spot to capture this sequence of a mallard hen settling in for a landing.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert captured these images before storms rambled across Minnesota lake country early Tuesday morning.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert found something to quack about in his outdoor travels this past week.
Grand Fork photographer Michael Bogert didn’t have to travel very far — the English Coulee — to capture these images of waterfowl frolicking in along the banks and in the water of the waterway.
An avid birdwatcher would do well to follow Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert.
A trip to the countryside is truly a great way to view nature at its best, and there is no better way to view it than through the keen eye of photographer Michael Bogert.
The warm weather of the past few days brought out the pheasants as well as photographer Michael Bogert.
Photographer Michael Bogert captured the solitude of the countryside during the winter on a recent trip outside the city.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert and his wife, Mary Bauer, recently returned from a trip to that took them through North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Sights taken in included Yellowstone National Park, Lucky Peak Recreation Area, Payette River and the Badlands and Sully’s Hill in North Dakota. These images are just a portion of what caught his eye.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s travels in Grand Forks County this past month took him to many places, including wetlands, farmyards and a city park.
It wouldn’t be a stretch to call Minnesota lake country paradise. And in that paradise live many different types of birds. Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently captured these images of just a few of them.
Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert recently hiked into Big Bog Lake in Lake Bemidji State Park, following a winding boardwalk through a spruce/tamarack bog, on the way viewing pitcher plants, sundews, orchids and other plants.
Hummingbirds going about their business of feeding is a sight to behold, as these images from Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert can attest.
Lake Bemidji State Park offers a variety of things to do for people in search of outdoor adventure. Located on the north end of Lake Bemidji in northwestern Minnesota, the park touts a sandy beach; hiking and biking trails; boat, canoe and kayak rental; a children’s playground; volleyball court and year-round naturalist programs as well as wildlife viewing and marvelous …
The first visits to the lake in the spring are always an adventure. See what caught Grand Forks photographer Michael Bogert’s eye on his recent jaunts around Fox Lake and Lake Bemidji in northwestern Minnesota.
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.