Week of March 8th – 14th

We welcomed Mabel-Canton Schools, Kenny Schools 5th grade, Kenny Schools 4th grade, St. Charles Schools, SABS Quilters, and the Electric 8 Quilters.

On Tuesday, the 6th graders from Mabel-Canton Schools arrived for a visit until Thursday. While they were here, they were able to experience Birds, East Treetops, Root River Hike, and Oneota.

The 5th graders from Kenny School also arrived on Tuesday and stayed until Friday. While they were here, they were able to participate in Pioneer Life, Karst Geology, Rock Climbing, Birds, and Winter Survival.

Kenny School also brought their 4th graders on Wednesday. They were able to take Beginning Orienteering, Oneota, Animal Signs, and West Treetops before leaving on Friday.

The 4th – 8th graders of St. Charles Schools arrived on Friday for a day trip. On their day trip, they were able to experience Oneota, Winter Survival, Animal Signs, and Beginning Orienteering.

The SABS Quilters and the Electric 8 Quilters quilted the weekend away!

North American Beaver

North American Beaver

Phenology:

  • A North American Beaver was seen in Lanesboro on the Root River.
  • A Muskrat was also seen in Lanesboro.
  • Skunks have come out of hibernation.
  • An Eastern Chipmunk was seen.
  • Two White-tailed Deer Antler Sheds have been found.
  • Ephemeral Streams are running.
  • American Robins are back in the area.
  • More American Kestrels are being spotted.
  • Killdeer have been seen and heard.
  • A pair of Tufted Titmice were seen at one of our bird feeders.
  • Red-winged Blackbirds have migrated back.
  • Ruffed Grouse can be heard drumming.
  • Wild Turkey have been heard gobbling.
  • A Turkey Vulture was seen.
  • It reached 60 degrees!
  • Mourning Cloak Butterflies have been seen.

Thought for the Week:
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
Margaret Atwood

NATURE TRIVIA QUESTION

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Johnny Utah answered correctly, the Elf Owl is the World’s Smallest Owl. Thanks, Keanu!

This Week’s Question:
How long can Beavers stay underwater?

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