Week of January 23rd – 29th

We welcomed Hazel Park Prep Academy, Shattuck St. Mary’s, Thomas Lake Elementary, and Hastings Quilters.

The 5th graders of Hazel Park Prep Academy arrived on Tuesday for a visit until Thursday. While they were here, they were able to experience Pioneer Life, Wildlife Ecology, GPS Pathfinders, and East Treetops.

Shattuck St. Mary’s arrived on Wednesday with their 6th and 7th graders. They were able to participate in Winter Pond Lab, Winter Survival, Animal Signs, and Snowshoeing before leaving on Friday, as well as beat some of the Eagle Bluff staff at a game of knee hockey.

Thomas Lake Elementary brought their 4th graders on Friday for a visit until Sunday. While they were here, they took Pioneer Life, Animal Signs, West Treetops, Rock Climbing, Trees and Keys, Oneota, and Big Freeze.

The Hastings Quilters quilted the weekend away!

Phenology

  • The Northern Lights were seen from Eagle Bluff’s driveway.

    Northern Lights

  • A Juvenile Cooper’s Hawk was  seen hunting a flock of House Sparrows.
  • A Northern Shrike was seen.
  • There has been a flock of Eastern Bluebirds at Eagle Bluff.
  • Black-capped Chickadees have been heard singing.
  • American Goldfinches are beginning to grow their yellow breeding plumage.

Thought for the Week

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there really is no such thing as bad weather, only different types of good weather.”
John Ruskin

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The scientific name for Coyote, Canis latrans means “barking dog” in latin.

This Week’s Question:
What causes the Northern Lights?

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