Week of February 7th – 13th

We welcomed Ellis Middle School and the Root River Quilters.

Ellis Middle School came to Eagle Bluff in two different groups. The first half  came for a Monday – Wednesday visit and the second half came for a Wednesday – Friday visit. Everyone had an awesome time and the students were able to experience Oneota, Pioneer Life, Winter Survival, Big Freeze, Beginning Orienteering, Competitive Orienteering, Treetops, Archery, and Rock Climbing.

The Root River Quilters came to Eagle Bluff and quilted the weekend away!

 

Phenology

Eagle Bluff's Barred Owl

  • Barred Owls have been heard calling. This is an excellent time of year to listen for owls as they begin finding mates, nesting and laying eggs!
  • An American Kestrel was seen near Rochester.
  • An Eastern Bluebird was heard calling.
  • Black-capped Chickadees have been heard singing.
  • Pileated Woodpeckers were heard calling to each other.
  • Weasel tracks have been seen.
  • Striped Skunk tracks have been seen.
  • We had some warm weather over the weekend and some Snow has Melted.

 

Thought for the Week

“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.'”
Dan Rather

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
American Robin roosts can have up to 250,000 Robins in them!

This Week’s Question:
The belly feathers of the Barred Owl are sometimes pink. What causes this coloration?

 

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