Week of January 2nd – 8th

We held our first Dinner on the Bluff of 2012.

On Saturday night’s Dinner on the Bluff, landscape photographer Craig Blacklock to share some of his amazing nature images and tell us about the thought process that goes into landscape photography. At Dinner, we enjoyed a Caramelized Carrot Soup, Brussel Sprout Salad, Goat Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast, Maple Glazed Roasted Vegetables, and Raspberry Chocolate Mousse.



  • In the same day, a person was seen rollerblading wearing shorts in Rochester, MN and people in Lanesboro were seen ice skating on the Bass Pond.

    Bald Eagle by Jim Williams

  • January is 12 Degrees Warmer than usual (on average).
  • A Honeybee was seen being active.
  • Assassin Bugs were seen.
  • Midges are active as well.
  • A Rough-legged Hawk was seen in the area.
  • Bald Eagles were seen displaying.
  • A Striped Skunk was able to be smelled.
  • The Black Bear at Oxbow park in Byron, MN was not in torpor.


Thought for the Week

“Genius is nothing but great effort applied.”
Awa Kenzo


Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The warmest January temperature ever recorded in Minnesota was 69 degrees F in Montevideo on January 24th, 1981.

This Week’s Question:
What’s the longest that a Bald Eagle has lived in the wild and captivity?


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