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Surviving ND winter

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With spring around the corner, recent snows and frost may keep some "non-charismatic" species in the area hunkered down a bit longer, but one sign of spring has emerged.

John Heiser, a backcountry ranger in Theodore Roosevelt National Park's North Unit, said a few days ago he found a small slant-faced grasshopper.

"It was about a quarter of an inch long and it was hanging out on a south slope of a thatching anthill in which I saw one thatching ant poke out," Heiser said.

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