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Let it Snow!


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
January 26, 2018

This week in the world of phenology we explored everyone’s favorite winter precipitation, snow! In our exploration we visited several locations along the North Shore. We delved deep, observing multiple strata from the fluffy upper layer to the subnivean zone. At each site, we counted the number of layers, measured the temperature of each layer, […]

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Hoo’s watching our bird feeders?


Posted By Wolf Ridge Naturalist
January 26, 2018

This week the Forest Ecology building had an exciting visitor- a barred owl! Perched in an aspen facing the Northeast side of the building, the bird remained perfectly still observing chickadees flying to and from our bird feeders. Barred owls can be identified by their rounded head (no ‘ears’), black eyes, yellow beak, and by […]

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Silence


Posted By Maggie Noun
January 14, 2018

There is rarely complete silence on the ridge; there are usually gleeful yelps of joy, bickering, and complaints about cold and being tired from herds of sixth graders. Such was the case with birds class on Thursday. As naturalists, we practice classroom management, and usually kids respond well to when they are asked to be […]

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