Week of May 28th – June 3rd

We welcomed Riverway Learning Community, Houston Mentoring Program, Hastings Middle School, Cologne Academy, Kaposia Education Center, Cub Scout Pack 67, Lewiston Girl Scouts, and held Discover Root River Canoeing.

 

The Kindergarten through 3rd graders of Riverway Learning Community arrived on Tuesday for a day of Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders, and Root River Nature Hike.

The Houston Mentoring Program arrived with their 7th through 12th graders on Tuesday for a morning of Group Challenges.

The 8th graders from Hastings Middle School Wilderness program  arrived on Tuesday to learn about canoeing basics before heading out on their own canoeing and camping trip.

The 8th graders from Cologne Academy arrived on Wednesday for a visit until Friday. While they were here, they experienced Pond Life, Archery, Wildlife Ecology, and South Treetops.

Kaposia Education Center arrived with their 6th graders on Wednesday as well. They were able to participate in Archery, Group Challenges, Karst Geology, Rock Climbing, South Treetops, Birds, Stream Lab, and Animal Signs before leaving on Friday.

Cub Scout Pack 67 arrived on Saturday with their 1st through 4th graders for a day of Frogs, Toads, and Salamanders and Water Wigglers classes.

The Lewiston Girl Scouts arrived on Sunday with their 7th graders for a day of Oneota and South Treetops.

On Saturday, Eagle Bluff held Discover Root River Canoeing where 9 people registered to paddle the Root River with Eagle Bluff staff.

 

Phenology

  • A Female Cerulean Warblerwas seen at Eagle Bluff.

    Female Cerulean Warbler

  • American Robins are fledging.
  • Eastern Bluebirds are fledging.
  • Black-capped Chickadees are fledging.
  • Green Frogs are calling.
  • Wild Rose is blooming.
  • Butterfly Weed is beginning to bloom.
  • Wild and Cow Parsnip are flowering.
  • Smooth Oxeye is blooming.

 

Thought for the Week

“Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake.”
Rachel Carson

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The stamen of certain species of Spiderwort turn pink when exposed to radiation.

This Week’s Question:
What are frog ears called?

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