Week of July 4th – 10th

We welcomed the Korsness Family Reunion, Ascension, and hosted an MNA Board meeting.

The Korsness Family Reunion was held at Eagle Bluff over the weekend. They mostly held their own gatherings but also went up on West Treetops.

Ascension from Green Bay, WI arrived with high schoolers on Saturday for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

Members of the Minnesota Naturalists Association Board arrived on Sunday and went canoeing before they held their meeting.


  • Monarch Butterfliesare laying their eggs.

    American Goldfinch male by Jim Williams

  • Compass Plant is beginning to bloom.
  • American Goldfinches are starting to lay eggs.

Thought for the Week

“I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.”
Groucho Marx

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The Bald Eagle has been the symbol of the United States since 1782.

This Week’s Question:
Why aren’t baby Brown-headed Cowbirds (a nest parasite) able to survive in American Goldfinch nests?


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