Week of September 3rd – 9th

We welcomed St. Mary’s School, Forestry Division, Trinity Catholic School, St. Croix Lutheran School, MFL Mar Mac Middle School, Family Dentist Tree, Humphrey Fellows,  and Family Connection.


St. Mary’s School brought their 5th – 8th graders on Tuesday for a day of Group Challenges and Treetops.

Forestry Division employees came on Wednesday for a meeting.

Trinity Catholic School arrived on Wednesday for a visit until Friday. While they were here, the 6th graders were able to experience Group Challenges, Wildlife Ecology, Pond Life, and West Treetops.

St. Croix Lutheran School also arrived on Wednesday with their 6th through 8th graders. They were able to participate in Canoeing, Animal Signs, West Treetops, and Oneota before leaving on Friday.

The 7th graders of MFL Mar Mac Middle School were here for a Wednesday though Friday visit. While they were here, they were able to take Pioneer Life, Pond Life, Group Challenges, and South Treetops.

Family Dentist Tree employees came out on Thursday morning for East Treetops.

Humphrey Fellows arrived on Friday for a weekend of meetings, Group Challenges, and South Treetops.

Family Connection arrived on Sunday morning for East Treetops.



  • A Red-headed Woodpeckerwas seen.

    Osprey by Jim Williams

  • Northern Flickers are grouping together.
  • Osprey have been seen by the Root River.
  • Canada Geese are beginning to fly south.
  • A Cooper’s Hawk was seen hunting by the bird feeders.
  • Red Squirrels have been seen adding walnuts to their caches of food.
  • Green Darner Dragonflies are migrating.


Thought for the Week

“Seek not greatness, but seek truth and you will find both.”
Horace Mann


Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Common Nighthawks can eat over 500 mosquitoes in one day.

This Week’s Question:
Where does the Cooper’s Hawk get its name?


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