Week of December 5th – 11th

We welcomed Minneapolis South High School and held a day of Open Rock Climbing.

The 9th graders of Minneapolis South High School came for a Wednesday through Friday trip. While they were here, they were able to experience Archery, Earth Exploration, GPS Pathfinders, Root River Hike, Group Challenges, and Treetops.

On Saturday, the public was welcome to experience Open Rock Climbing.



  • An American Kestrelwas seen along County Road 8 near Lanesboro.

    Sharp-shinned Hawk by Jim Williams

  • A Sharp-shinned Hawk was seen flying over EB’s Dorm and Discovery Center buildings.
  • A Ring-necked Pheasant was seen.
  • Because of the snow, we’ve been able to see lots of Animal Tracks including Coyote, Turkey, Grouse, and Deer.
  • Last Week we had a night of Below 0 Temperatures.



Thought for the Week

“When the bold branches
Bid farewell to rainbow leaves –
Welcome wool sweaters”
B. Cybrill


Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The average snowflake falls at a speed of 3.1 mph.

This Week’s Question:
How big was the largest snowflake ever recorded?


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