Week of June 4 – 10th

We welcomed Bamber Valley Elementary, Rochester Arts and Sciences, Central Intermediate School, Froemke Group, Becoming an Outdoor Family, and Cub Scouts 101.


The 5th graders of Bamber Valley Elementary arrived on Monday for a visit until Wednesday. While they were here, they were able to experience Archery, Oneota, Pioneer Life, Amphibians, GPS Pathfinders, Pond Life, and Treetops.

Rochester Arts and Sciences arrived on Wednesday with their 4th and 5th graders. They were able to participate in Fungus Among Us, GPS Pathfinders, Pond Life, and Archery before leaving on Friday.

Central Intermediate’s 6th graders from Waseca, MN also joined us for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, they took Birds, Pioneer Life, Canoeing, Root River Hike, Stream Lab, Treetops, Animal Signs, and Archery.

The Froemke Group arrived on Friday for an afternoon of East Treetops.

Becoming an Outdoor Family was held at Eagle Bluff over the weekend. Families came out to Eagle Bluff to participate in lots of activities such as Archery, Pond Exploration, Rifle Range, West Treetops, Orienteering, Air Guns, and Spin Casting.

Cub Scouts 101 arrived on Sunday for an afternoon of East Treetops.



  • A Ruby-throated Hummingbirdfemale was seen laying on her nest.

    Ruby-throated Hummingbird by (male) Jim Williams

  • Monarch Caterpillars are going into their pupae stage – the Chrysalis.



Thought for the Week

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Frogs don’t have ears like people do; they have their eardrum, called the tympanum, right behind their eyes.

This Week’s Question:
How fast can the Ruby-throated Hummingbird beat its wings?


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