Week of September 12th – 18th

We welcomed Harriet Bishop Elementary, Prairie Crossing Charter School, Rochester Montessori, Gethsemane Lutheran School, All Saints School, Hastings Quilters, World Link, New Sudan American Hope Access Program, MN Renewable Energy Site Assessment Training, and Boy Scouts.

On Monday, the 6th graders of Harriet Bishop Elementary arrived for a visit until Wednesday. While they were here, they were able to experience Birds, Oneota, Pond Life, and East Treetops.

Prairie Crossing Charter School also arrived on Monday and stayed until Friday. while they were here, the 7th graders participated in Group Challenges, Pond Life, Fungus Among Us, Beginning Orienteering, GPS Pathfinders, and Stream Lab.

Rochester Montessori came to Eagle Bluff on Wednesday with their 4th – 6th graders. They were able to take Archery, Trees & Keys, Treetops, and Birds before leaving on Friday.

The 6th – 8th graders of Gethsemane Lutheran School also arrived for a Wednesday through Friday Visit. While they were here, they participated in Pioneer Life, Fungus Among Us, Canoeing, and Rock Climbing.

All Saints School brought their 7th graders on Wednesday. They were able to experience Oneota, GPS Pathfinders, East Treetops, and Earth Exploration before leaving on Friday.

The Hastings Quilters quilted the weekend away.

World Link arrived on Friday with their group of Foreign Exchange Students and spend the weekend meetings, doing Group challenges together.

The New Sudan American Hope Access Program arrived on Saturday for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

The MN Renewable Energy Site Assessment Training met at Eagle Bluff on Sunday.

Boy Scouts arrived on Sunday for East Treetops.

Phenology

  • A Tiger Salamanderwas seen crossing the road.

    Giant Puffballs

  • White-tailed Deer are on the move and grouping together.
  • A Large Snake was seen sunning itself on someone’s driveway.
  • There are less Mosquitoes and Gnats around.
  • Imperial Moth Larva was seen.
  • Bald Eagles were seen eating roadkill.
  • There are Giant Puffballs and other awesome fall fungus popping up.

Thought for the Week

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.”
Voltaire

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Broad-winged Hawks average about 69 miles a day during their migration to their wintering grounds in Central and South America. When they make it there, they do not move around too much.

This Week’s Question:
Are Giant Puffballs edible?

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