Week of August 29th – September4th

We welcomed Luther College PAC, Texas Roadhouse, and Postville Schools.

Students belonging to Luther College PAC came on Monday for a day of Group Challenges and East Treetops.

Texas Roadhouse employees arrived on Tuesday for an afternoon up on East Treetops.

On Friday, the 8th graders of Postville Schools came for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

Phenology

  • A Cooper’s Hawkwas seen at Eagle Bluff.

    Eastern Wood-Pewee by Jim Williams

  • Swallows are still congregating in the area before migration.
  • Eastern Wood-Pewees were heard singing.
  • Asters and Goldenrods are blooming.
  • Ash and Walnut Trees are dropping their leaves.
  • We’ve had some Cool Nights lately.

Thought for the Week

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
Frank Lloyd Wright

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
There are at least 11 subspecies of Canada Goose. The geese generally get smaller as you move northward and darker as you go westward.

This Week’s Question:
Why do male Cooper’s Hawks tend to be submissive to female Cooper’s Hawks?

Welcome Naturalists!

2011-2012 Naturalists

Bottom Row: Tony Foehrenbacher from Rice, Minnesota; Stephanie Davidson from East Greenbush, New York; and Sean Ransick from Englewood, Colorado
Middle Row: Katie Halvorson from Lanesboro, Minnesota; returning Graduate Naturalist Creal Zearing from Princeton, Illinois; Eileen Cassidy from Dallas, Texas; and Tara Laidlaw from Menlo Park California
Back Row: Vaughn Tackmann from Arlington, Minnesota; Andrea Schwander from Newark, Delaware; Drew Hatzenbihler from Rochester, Minnesota; Jenna Moon from Rochester, Minnesota; and returning Graduate Naturalists Colleen Kannen from Medina, Ohio

They all survived two weeks of training wonderfully and now it’s time to teach the amazing students coming to Eagle Bluff!

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