Week of August 8th – 14th

We welcomed Firearms Safety Course, SELCO Camp Read-a-lotABLE/HCO, Discover Canoeing Seminar, and held a Residence Open House.

Eagle Bluff held a Firearms Safety Course for people of all ages to firearms safety certification from Sunday to Tuesday.

Librarians from SE Minnesota came here for SELCO Camp Read-a-lot on Monday and Tuesday.

Adults from ABLE/HCO came on Thursday and Friday and participated in a lot of activities including Rock Climbing, Archery, Dream Catchers, Star Lab, Nature Walk, South Treetops, and the Raptor Program.

On Saturday afternoon the Discover Canoeing Seminar was held. Despite a downpour in the morning, the afternoon cleared up and was a beautiful day for a canoe trip.

Eagle Bluff’s Director, Joe Deden, held a Residence Open House to allow people to check out the Deep Energy Reduction Renovations that were made to his house.

 

Phenology

  • Dragonflieswere seen in great abundance by the Root River.

    Northern Rough-winged Swallow by Jim Williams

  • Lots of Swallows can be seen eating insects by the Root River, open fields, and roadsides. They have to gain a lot of weight to prepare for their migration south.

 

Thought for the Week

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.”
Lao Tzu

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Mussels eat by filtering bacteria, protozoans, algae, and other organic matter out of the water.

This Week’s Question:
What do dragonflies eat?

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