HOT TOPICS. The weather will be warm with the start of August as a stretch of 80 degree days settle in. We’ve got hot topics on tap with the warmth, including the sharp new ND hunting guide, what you can do to help with monarch knowledge and how exactly one finds his or her true north, all as part of our Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Halfway Gone. The sun sets behind hazy summer night clouds. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Thu 8/1 – Hello August – Hi 86, Lo 62, Wind S@9
Tomorrow: Fri 8/2 – Continued Warm – Hi 88, Lo 66, Wind SE@8
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
5:33AM 9:20PM 1:30PM 12:59AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (1% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 9:00-10:00PM. Sunset and the rising new moon with light winds will make for a great bite to finish your day in the Edge Hour
GUIDED HUNT. The new North Dakota hunting regulations guide is sharp, color-coded by pursuit and simple to read. Download a copy from gf.nd.gov and check out the changes for the next biennium.
BUTTERFLY BLITZ. The Monarch Monitoring Blitz is underway, tallying monarch caterpillars, milkweed stands that serve as rearing areas and other information important to the migrating butterfly population. To volunteer or provide information, visit the US Fish & Wildlife Service page to learn more.
TRUE NORTH. What’s the difference between the north pole and the magnetic north pole? About 300 miles, that’s what! Learn all about the geographic north pole and the magnetic one, and how the latter continues to shift year after year in this great resource from GIS Geography, and break out your compass!