Week of January 31st – February 6th

We welcomed Cedar Park Elementary, Valley Crossing Community School, Lanesboro Local, and held a Dinner on the Bluff.

Cedar Park Elementary arrived on Monday with their 5th graders. They were able to experience Birds, Winter Survival, Pioneer Life, Wildlife Ecology, West Treetops, Karst Geology, GPS Pathfinders, and Rock Climbing before leaving on Friday.

The 5th graders of Valley Crossing Community School arrived on Wednesday for a visit until Friday. While they were here, they were able to participate in Cross Country Skiing, Winter Survival, Snowshoeing, Winter Pond Lab, Big Freeze, and Treetops.

Lanesboro Local held a demonstration at Eagle Bluff about butchering lambs.

On Saturday night, Eagle Bluff held our monthly Dinner on the Bluff speaker series. This month we welcomed Chad Pegracke, the River Warrior who was voted the Hardest Working Man in America. As the founder of Living Lands and Waters, Chad told a compelling and funny story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River. This even was sponsored in part by Hiawatha Valley RC&D-Driftless Area Initiative and Fillmore County Soil & Water Conservation District. After Chad spoke, a delicious Haitian-themed dinner was served.

 

Phenology

  • American Robins were seen roosting in some Cedar trees over the weekend.

    American Robin by Jim Williams

  • More Snow Buntings were seen by the side of the road.
  • Weasel tracks were seen near our bird feeders.

 

Thought for the Week

“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today? Today is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
Babatunde Olatunji

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Snow Buntings build their nests in deep cracks or other cavities in rocks.

This Week’s Question:
How large (how many individuals) can a Robin roost be?

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