Week of February 27th – March 4th

We welcomed Mayo High School, New Prague Schools, and held a Dinner on the Bluff.

Mayo High School brought more of their seniors for a day of South Treetops and Group Challenges.

New Prague Schools brought their 6th graders in 3 different groups; Squalls, Chinooks, and Blizzards. The Squalls were here from Monday through Wednesday, while the Chinooks and Blizzards were here Wednesday through Friday. While they were here, the students were able to experience Oneota, Winter Survival, Group Challenges, Treetops, Pioneer Life, and Animal Signs.

Eagle Bluff held the March Dinner on the Bluff which featured Bryant Tarr, Curator of birds at the International Crane Foundation, as the speaker. The meal was Irish-themed in honor of the upcoming St. Patrick’s day and included Irish Flag Soup, Irish Pub Salad, Colcannan (potatoes, cabbage, and onion), Savory Scone, Corned Beef, Irish Stew Pot Pie with Lamb, and Guinness Chocolate Cake.

 

Phenology

  • A Dark-phased Rough-legged Hawkwas seen at Eagle Bluff.

    American Robin by Jim Williams

  • More American Robins are being seen and heard.
  • An American Kestrel was seen with a mouse.
  • A Barred Owl was heard calling in the middle of the day.
  • Some White-tailed Deer Bucks were seen with antlers still on.
  • Eastern Chipmunks have been seen active.
  • Striped Skunks have been seen as roadkill.

 

 

Thought for the Week

“Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.”
Francis Bacon

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Rough-legged Hawks will sometimes include the bones of Caribou in their nests.

This Week’s Question:
What is the average age of an American Robin?

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