Week of February 13th – 19th

We welcomed Eagle Ridge Junior High, Holy Cross School, Goodhue Elementary, Cotter Junior High, and the GS Youth Group.

On Monday, the 7th graders of Eagle Ridge Junior High arrived for a visit until Wednesday. While they were here, they were able to experience Archery, Winter Pond Lab, Winter Survival, Group Challenges, and Treetops.

Holy Cross School brought their 6th graders on Wednesday. They were able to participate in Group Challenges, GPS Pathfinders, Trees & Keys, South Treetops, and Animal Signs before leaving on Friday.

Goodhue Elementary brought their 4th graders for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, they were able to take Winter Survival, Pioneer Life, West Treetops, and Archery.

The 7th and 8th graders of Cotter Jr. High also came for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, they experienced Oneota, Winter Survival, Big Freeze, Group Challenges, and Treetops.

The GS Youth Group spent the weekend mostly doing their own activities, but  did go out to East and South Treetops on Sunday afternoon.

 

Phenology

  • Maple Syrupingseason has begun! The Eagle Bluff staff tapped trees on Friday and the sap was flowing!

    Sap Flowing

  • A Tundra Swan was seen flying over Eagle Bluff.
  • Because of the warmer weather, Caterpillars have been seen on the ground.

 

Thought for the Week

“Don’t knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn’t start a conversation if it didn’t change once in a while.”
Kim Hubbard

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The warmest Minnesota winter on record was in 2006.

This Week’s Question:
What part of the tree do we collect sap from?

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