Week of September 24th – 30th

We welcomed Tomah Middle School, Our Lady of Peace School, Maple River Middle School, Faribault Lutheran School, Cardinal of MN, North Winneshiek School, Faithful Sheperd Catholic School, Rochester Ice Hawks, Christ Lutheran Church, Lanesboro Tri-Parish, and St. John’s Lutheran Church.

 

Students from Tomah Middle School arrived on Monday for a morning of South Treetops.

Our Lady of Peace School brought their 7th and 8th graders for a Monday through Wednesday visit. While they were here, they were able to experience Insects, Stream Lab, Forest Ecology, and South Treetops.

The 8th graders of Maple River Middle School also arrived for Monday through Wednesday trip. While they were here, they were able to participate in Canoeing, Competitive Orienteering, GPS Pathfinders, and Treetops.

One Tuesday, 4th and 5th graders from Fairbault Lutheran School arrived for a day of Group Challenges and West Treetops.

Cardinal of MN arrived on Wednesday for an afternoon of GPS Pathfinders.

North Winneshiek School arrived on Wednesday with their 6th through 8th graders. They were able to experience Birds, Stream Lab, Trees & Keys, and East Treetops before leaving on Friday.

Faithful Sheperd Catholic School also arrived for a Wednesday through Friday visit. While they were here, the 8th graders took Group Challenges, Forest Ecology, Stream Lab, and West Treetops.

The Rochester Ice Hawks team came to Eagle Bluff on Thursday for and afternoon of Group Challenges and South Treetops.

Christ Lutheran Church came on Saturday for a day of meeting and South Treetops.

The Lanesboro Tri-Parish arrived on Sunday for a day of South Treetops and meeting.

St. John’s Lutheran Church also arrived on Sunday for South Treetops.

 

Phenology

  • There have been 4 American Kestrelsspotted at Eagle Bluff.

    Juvenile Eastern Bluebird by Jim Williams

  • Barred Owls have been heard calling.
  • Eastern Bluebirds are still around.
  • American Robins have been seen facing South.
  • Coyotes have been seen and heard.
  • Sulphur Butterflies are still seen flying around.
  • Box Elder Bugs have begun to invade the buildings.
  • Milkweed Seed Pods have opened up and begun dispersing.

 

 

Thought for the Week

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

 

Nature Trivia Question

Answer to Last Week’s Question:
Snapping Turtles snap because, unlike most turtles, their bodies can’t fit inside their shell to hide, so they rely on their “snapper” as defense. Most Snapping Turtles will retreat when threatened.

This Week’s Question:
What is “zugunruhe”?

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