Week of June 6th – 12th

Canada Goslings by Jim Williams

We welcomed Best Academy East – Boys, Bamber Valley Elementary, Miss Hey Days, Best Academy East – Girls, Sister Academy, Central Intermediate, Girl Scout Troop 40981, and BOW Fly Fishing.

On Monday, the 5th through 7th boys of Best Academy East arrived for a visit until Wednesday. While they were here, they were able to experience Root River Hike, Fungus Among Us, Stream Lab, Wildlife Ecology, and West Treetops.

Bamber Valley Elementary also brought their 5th graders to Eagle Bluff on Monday. They were able to take Archery, Oneota, Pioneer Life, Amphibians, GPS Pathfinders, Pond Life, and Treetops before leaving on Wednesday.

The contestants from Miss Hey Days arrived on Tuesday for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

On Wednesday, the 5th through 7th grade girls of Best Academy East arrived for a visit until Saturday. While they were here, they were able to participate in Fungus Among Us, Amphibians, Pond Life, Root River Hike, West Treetops, and Wildlife Ecology.

Sister Academy brought their 5th and 6th grade students also for a Wednesday through Saturday trip. While they were here, they were able to experience Pond Life, Stream Lab, Pioneer Life, Insects, Amphibians, and East Treetops.

Central Intermediate also arrived on Wednesday. The 6th graders were able to take Archery, Pioneer Life, Canoeing, Insects, Beginning Orienteering, Treetops, Animal Signs, Oneota, and Rock Climbing before leaving on Friday.

Girl Scout Troop 40981 came on Friday for an afternoon of Group Challenges.

On Friday evening and Saturday, 8 women came for the BOW Fly Fishing event at Eagle Bluff.

 

Phenology

Common Whitetail Dragonfly

  • Common Whitetails(a type of dragonfly) were seen flying around our large pond.
  • 12 Spotted Skimmers (also a type of dragonfly) were also seen flying around our large pond.
  • Canada Goslings of all sizes can be seen along the Root River.

 

Thought for the Week

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The adult Luna Moth only lives for about one week because it doesn’t have a mouth. The caterpillar, who does have a mouth, will feed upon hickory, sycamore, and walnut tree leaves.

This Week’s Question:
What is Minnesota’s largest Dragonfly?

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