Week of November 28th – December 4th

While we didn’t have any groups come to Eagle Bluff this week, we did have a blast training the Naturalists in Competitive Orienteering and the Big Freeze! Fun was also had at our Holiday party – everyone loves bowling!

Phenology

  • We received a few inches of Snow!

    Black-capped Chickadee by Jim Williams

  • Snowy Owls are having an irruption year this year and a couple have been spotted in the area.
  • When there are Snowy Owl irruptions, Rough-legged Hawks will usually appear in greater numbers in the area as well, so keep an eye out – we’ve seen several already!
  • A Black-capped Chickadee was heard singing it’s “feee-beee” song.
  • Before we got snow, we had Flying Insects.
  • Since we got the snow, the Coyote Tracks can be seen everywhere.

Thought for the Week

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.”
Andrew Wyeth

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Harris’s Hawks are known to cooperatively  hunt in groups. The groups are more successful hunters than individual  Harris’s Hawks. Groups of 5 hawks are the most successful.

This Week’s Question:
How fast does snow fall?

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