Phenology and Nature Notes by Discovery Center Staff
3/20/17: Brown Creeper has been hanging around the program office!
-Two geese flying over center this morning
3/7/17: Snow is almost completely gone!
2/17/17, 2/19/17: Temperature was 54 degrees today!
2/14/17: Pine Siskin at NLDC feeders
2/10/17: Robin spotted at North Lakeland School
12/9/17: Statehouse Lake is completely frozen
11/19/16: First snow of the year!
11/2/16: Tamaracks have dropped their needles
9/16/16: We raised and released 64 Monarchs this year (34 male, 30 female)
9/12/16: Northern Flickers moving south
9/9/16: Winterberry fruiting
9/7/16: Geese flying over-migrating through
8/28/16: ~20 Nighthawks spotted above the Center-migrating through
8/25/16: Snapping turtles hatched and moving to the lake, mushrooms everywhere!
8/16/16: Coral fungus and Pileated Woodpecker on lake trail
8/12/16: Rattlesnake root blooming, Indian pipe everywhere after rain!
8/11/16: Blackerries ripening
8/5/16: Bunchberry fruiting, Large-leaf Aster flowering, 3 Northern Flickers on Interpretive Trail
8/3/16: Hummingbird fledglings all over!
7/30/16: Wintergreen flowering and fruiting, Canada Mayflower fruiting, Indian Pipe
7/29/16: Fungi popping up-Lobster Mushrooms, Fairy Fans, etc.
7/25/16: Evening primrose and pickerel weed in bloom, baby toads hatching
7/16/16: Shinleaf in bloom
7/2/16: Tiny ruffed grouse babies - 2nd batch of the year
7/1/16: Spotted coral root (orchid) in bloom
6/28/16: One-flowered wintergreen in bloom
6/17/16: Blue flag iris in bloom
6/14/16: Pipsissewa and black raspberry blooming
6/10/16: Snapping and Painted Turtles laying like crazy
5/30/16: MONARCHS ARE BACK!!!
-starflower, bunchberry, and blueberry in bloom
5/28/16: Tiger swallowtails are back!
-False soloman's seal and heal-all in bloom
5/25/16: Canada Mayflower, lupine, and bog rosemary in bloom
5/23/16: Toads calling, whip-poor-will calling in Presque Isle, bog laurel in bloom
5/16/16: Fringed polygala in bloom
5/15/16: Wood anemone in bloom, summe tanager female spotted in Eagle River
5/14/16: 76 species at Birdfest!
5/11/16: Least flycatchers; evening grosbeak banded!
5/7/16: Black and White Warbler, chorus frogs calling
5/6/16: Black-throated green warbler, Nashville warbler, Honeysuckle flowering, dragonflies are out, false morels
5/3/16: Tree frogs
5/2/16: Trailing arbutus, spring beauty, wood violet, and hepatica in bloom
Leatherleaf in bloom
4/30/16: Osprey pair and bald eagle pair on Statehouse Lake
4/29/16: Bloodroot in bloom
Painted turtle hatchlings are emerging
4/28/16: Leopard frogs
4/20/16: Hermit thrush, song sparrow, white-throated sparrow, loons, yellow-rumped warbler
4/15/16: Crocuses, spring peepers
4/13/16: Brown creeper
4/12/16: Wood frogs, white-throated sparrows
3/30/16: Red-winged blackbirds, phoebes
3/29/16: Dark-eyed junco
3/27/16: First woodcock display in field
3/17/16: Hooded merganser, winter wren
3/16/16: European starling, common grackle, and mourning doves are back!
Dead skunk in the middle of the road!
3/12/16: 64 degrees and most of the snow has gone! skunks are out, robins, red-winged blackbirds, cranes- have all been spotted in the area- Tapped the maple trees today!
3/11/16: First geese seen flying over the Center
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