Phenology and Nature Notes by Discovery Center Staff

1/1/24:  New year, no snow.

1/15/24: Finally a little snow on the ground

Winter: a few good snowfalls, we never groomed the ski trails and the snowmobile trails never opened.

2/24/24: Maple taps put in

2/28/24: Hardly any snow on ground

3/1/24: Geese at Powell Marsh

3/8/24: Red wing blackbirds, bohemian waxwings, pine siskins, redpolls are back

3/9/2024: Painted lady butterflies are out!

3/11/24: open water starting on Statehouse Lake

3/13/24: Cardinals singing in Woodruff

3/14/24: Johnn Jump-ups blooming!

3/15/24: Eagles collecting sticks for their nests!

3/16/24: Ice off on Statehouse Lake!

3/20/24: Ice back on Statehouse Lake!

4/5/23: Sandhill cranes flying over and calling, bear tracks are seen in the snow

4/7/24: Ice back off Statehouse Lake!

4/8/24: Brown creepers and winter wrens are back and calling

4/9/24: Spring peepers beginning to peep

4/10/24: Eastern phoebes and song sparrows singing


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