Phenology and Nature Notes by Discovery Center Staff
4/25/2019: White-throated Sparrows singing and Yellow Warblers
4/24/2019: ICE OUT on Statehouse Lake!!
4/23/2019: Golden-crowned Kinglets, and Chipping Sparrows back - Spring peepers peeping!
4/20/2019: Loons back
4/15/2019: Hooded and Common Mergansers on open water
4/13/2019: Fox Sparrow returned
4/12/2019: Merlin spotted on NLDC driveway
4/11/2019: Spring "bomb cyclone" storm brought ~6 inches of snow
4/10/2019: Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and Eastern Phoebes returned
4/9/2019: Mallards and Song Sparrows returned
4/8/2019: Turkey Vultures and Woodcock returned
4/7/2019: Purple Finches and Northern Flickers returned
4/5/2019: Common Grackles calling and Wild Turkey courtship display
4/3/2019: Dark eyed Juncos and Robins are everywhere! (still tapping maples)
4/2/2019: Brown Creeper creeping out on the pines in back of the office! (also we got a dusting of snow 🙁 )
4/1/2019: Red-winged Blackbirds and Sandhill Cranes
3/31/2019: Great Blue Herons on open water west of Minocqua
3/29/2019: Bald Eagle courtship displays
3/22/2019: Eastern Chipmunk actively foraging
3/19/2019: Tapped Sugar Maple trees on campus
3/18/2019: Canada Geese flying overhead
3/14/2019: Tamarack trees are budding
2/27/2019: Great Horned Owl calling, 7 pm
2/5 & 7/2019: about 12 inches of snow, after not having a lot this winter, we finally have ski trails that can be groomed up to perfection!
2/3/2019: Terrible ice storm across the area, ice on trees lasts several weeks.
1/22-23/2109: Polar Vortex- temp (without windchill) in the -30 to -40's
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