Week of January 16th – 22nd

We welcomed Richfield Middle School and U of M Women’s Tennis.

The 6th graders of Richfield Middle School arrived on Tuesday for a visit until Friday. During their 14th visit to Eagle Bluff, they were able to experience Birds, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Group Challenges, Wildlife Ecology, Winter Survival, Animal Signs, Winter Pond Lab, Rock Climbing, and Treetops.

The U of M Women’s Tennis team arrived on Friday night for a weekend of team bonding and East Treetops.

Phenology

  • Coyotes were seen running together.

    Ermine

  • Weasel Tracks were seen in the snow.
  • Ring-necked Pheasants have been seen and heard around Eagle Bluff.
  • Ruffed Grouse have been scared up.

Thought for the Week

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
Henry David Thoreau

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The ice on a lake or pond must be at least 4″ thick to walk on or ice fish. At least 5″ thick for snowmobiling, 8″-12″ thick to drive a car or small pickup truck on, and 12″-15″ for a medium truck to be driven on the ice. If the ice is 2″ or less, it is not safe, stay off.
Remember that these thicknesses are merely guidelines for new, clear, solid ice. Many factors other than thickness can cause ice to be unsafe.

This Week’s Question:
What does the scientific name, Canis latrans translate as?

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One thought on “Week of January 16th – 22nd

  1. hey this is zayzay i really enjoyed it there and we are writing a book for a project about eagle bluff my paragraph for one of them are group challeng

    In order that we know how to work in a group we had a class called Group Challenge. First, we played games. We played the name game. Also it was hard. It was hard working with people you dont know. Finally, we all had a fun time. It was fun because we all figured out what to do. In conclution we learned how to work in a group.
    That was my group challenge paragrah it was my faverite part even though we had some.problems

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