Week of March 7th – 13th

We welcomed Mabel-Canton Schools, Northern Hills Elementary, Southland Foreign Exchange Students, Electric 8 Quilters, SABS Quilters, and the Presbyterian Women’s Retreat.

The 6th graders of Mabel-Canton Schools arrived on Tuesday and stayed through Thursday. While they were here, they were able to take East Treetops, Winter Survival, Birds, and Oneota.

Northern Hills Elementary arrived on Wednesday. The 5th graders were able to experience Winter Survival, Winter Pond Lab, Pioneer Life, and West Treetops before leaving on Friday.

The Southland Foreign Exchange Students arrived on Friday afternoon to go up on East Treetops and then go on a tour of Eagle Bluff.

The Electric 8 and SABS Quilters spent the weekend quilting.

The Presbyterian Women’s Retreat had a great time meeting and doing Trees & Keys while they were here for the weekend.

 

Phenology

  • A Turkey Vulture was seen near Prairie Du Chien, WI – they’re on their way back here!

    Turkey Vulture by Jim Williams

  • 8 Bald Eagles were seen kettling.
  • Lots of Red-tailed Hawks were seen – some in pairs.
  • Several American Kestrels were seen – a sign of them migrating back up here.
  • A Northern Harrier was seen attempting to catch a European Starling.
  • A Rough-legged Hawk was seen still in this area. They will probably be all back up in the Arctic soon.
  • Ruffed Grouse have been heard drumming.
  • Swans (too far away to identify) have been seen.
  • American Robins have been heard calling.
  • Northern Cardinals have also been heard calling.
  • Beaver chew marks were found.
  • A Woodchuck was seen, although it was roadkill.

 

Thought for the Week

“An extra yawn one morning in springtime, an extra snooze one night in autumn is all that we ask in return for dazzling gifts. We borrow an hour one night in April, we pay it back with golden interest five months later.”
Winston Churchill

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Adult Opossums have 50 teeth.

This Week’s Question:
How is Turkey Vulture “poop” like a sanitizer?

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