NATURE report

THIS WEEK'S NATURE REPORT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY CONNOR, BLAKE AND THE STUDENTS FROM CROOKED LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ANDOVER

Spring FINALLY arrived and with it came the first flowers of the season – including beautiful Hepatica plants. A porcupine visited campus and we got a good long look at it as it chomped on the buds of an Aspen tree. We think it’s probably a solitary male who left mom and her porcupette back at home in the hollow. There were lots of garter snakes on the trails and we also had our first positive ID of a red bellied snake. The beavers were VERY active and our group saw a few butterflies.  Other flying friends included swallows, northern flickers and at night bats were spotted on the hunt. A Long Lake teacher saw a wasp, and, UNFORTUNATELY, the ticks are back and plentiful. The Chorus and Tree frogs sang all night. It was beautiful and very peaceful. Spring is here, and changes are happening every minute. It’s a great time to go for an explore and we want to remind everyone to unplug, get outside and to…

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NICE JOB, CONNOR AND BLAKE!
KEEP EXPLORING!

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