Week of July 25th – 31st

We welcomed our yearly Night Owl Camp, Earth Partnership Training, Lutherlag, MN Conservation Corps, Lanesboro Library, Albert Lea Schools, Young Fiddlers, and St. Mary’s Youth Group.

Eagle Bluff holds a Night Owl Camp each year where campers get to stay up all night doing activities they normally wouldn’t during the day such as Star Gazing, Owling, South Treetops, and watching the Sun Rise while they sleep during the day.

Teachers from nearby states came to Eagle Bluff to participate in the Earth Partnership Training for the week.

Lutherlag arrived on Monday for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

The Minnesota Conservation Corps stayed at Eagle Bluff for the week while volunteering to do different projects around the land, including pulling Wild Parsnip, and working in the garden. To check out some photos of them working in the garden, check out our Facebook page!

The Lanesboro Library sent some people to Eagle Bluff for a tour of our facilities and what we offer.

Albert Lea Schools sent their principles to Eagle Bluff on Wednesday for an overnight meeting and they went up on East Treetops as well.

The Young Fiddlers arrived on Friday and stayed until Saturday morning. While they were here, they went up on East Treetops.

St. Mary’s Youth Group arrived on Sunday and stayed overnight. On Monday morning, they did Treetops.

 

Phenology

  • They Days are getting shorter.

    Common Nighthawk by Jim Williams

  • The Prairie flowers are blooming including Ironweed, Black-eyed Susan, Bee Balm, and Purple Coneflower.
  • Black Walnut, Bitternut Hickory, and Butternut Hickory are all dropping their nuts.

 

Thought for the Week

“The forest makes your heart gentile. You become one with it… No place for greed or anger there.”
Pha Pachak

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The American Robin tends to eat earthworms in the morning while tending to eat more fruits and berries later in the day.

This Week’s Question:
Where does the Cedar Waxwing get its name?

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