Week of June 11th – 17th

We welcomed Goodhue 4-H Green Travelers, Hiawatha Academies, Ms. Hey Days, Rochester Family Y, Osage FFA, and Mayo Pediatrics Residents.


The 15-18 year olds that came with Goodhue 4-H Green Travelers on Monday were able to take Group Challenges and South Treetops.

Hiawatha Academies arrived on Monday with their 5th graders for a visit until Thursday. While they were here, they were able to experience Group Challenges, Canoeing, Pioneer Life, West Treetops, Pond Life, and Rock Climbing.

Ms. Hey Days pageant contestants arrived on Tuesday for a day of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

The Rochester Family Y brought some 11-14 year olds for an afternoon of Treetops.

The Osage FFA arrived on Friday  with 10th-12th graders for a morning of South Treetops.

Mayo Pediatrics Residents arrived on Friday for a day of Group Challenges and East Treetops.



  • Wild Raspberriesare ripening.

    Purple Coneflower

  • Staghorn Sumac is flowering.
  • Purple Coneflower blooming.
  • Our first Monarch Butterfly emerged from its chrysalis and was released into the wild.

Thought for the Week

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


Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
The Ruby-throated Hummingbird can be its wings 53 times a second; that’s 3,180 per minute and 190, 800 per hour!

This Week’s Question:
What can you make with the fruits of Staghorn Sumac?


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