Week of January 10th – 16th

We welcomed Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, C.I.G. Training, Garlough Environmental Magnet School, and the U of M Women’s Tennis Team.

The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium stayed at Eagle Bluff from Sunday and left on Tuesday. The 9th-12th grade students came to present their Science projects and also take some classes here at Eagle Bluff including Group Challenges and Karst Geology.

The Naturalists at Eagle Bluff attended a C.I.G. (Certified Interpreted Guide) Training put on through the National Association of Interpretation and conducted by Eagle Bluff staff member Jeff Boland. Everyone passed the training and is now C.I.G. certified – congratulations everyone!

The 4th graders of Garlough Environmental Magnet School arrived on Wednesday and stayed through Friday. While they were here, they were able to experience Oneota, Beginning Orienteering, Animals Signs and Winter Pond Lab.

The U of M Women’s Tennis Team also arrived on Wednesday and stayed until Friday. While they were here they mostly stayed as a group doing their own activities but were also able to take part in our Group Challenges class and go up on South Treetops.

 

Phenology

Gray Wolf

  • We’re gaining more Sunlight.
  • Black-capped Chickadees can be heard singing.
  • Some Coyotes were seen on the frozen part of the Root River.
  • There was a Possible Wolf Sighting in the area.

 

Thought for the Week

“I can enjoy society in a room; but out-of-doors, nature is company enough for me.”
William Hazlitt

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The Harpy Eagle got its name from the Harpies of Greek mythology. When the Harpy Eagle is hunting, monkeys will shriek at it like harpies.

This Week’s Question:
How many songs can a Red-eyed Vireo sing in a day?

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