Despite the less than desirable weather that has characterized the first half of the term, spring in the Arb is in full swing! The Cannon River is experiencing a discharge rate (~2500 cubic feet per second) that is significantly higher than the average value (868 cubic feet per second) for this time of year. This combined with runoff from the surrounding landscape has created patches of seasonal flooded forest habitat that is used by a variety of species. Look for herons and many species of both migratory and resident waterfowl including wood ducks, blue-winged teal, mallards, coots, and mergansers occupying this unique and ephemeral niche.
Spring has finally arrived at Carleton after four long weeks of anticipation. How is the ACT Center celebrating, you ask? Well, the green bikes, Al Gore and Kermit, have finally emerged from Watson storage after a long winter. An important note to those interested: the bikes are huge. No seriously, I am 5’9’’ and I could not even reach the pedals on one of them. You have been warned.
We arb naturalists have been excited to see the migratory waterfowl moving through lately. Some of these birds are only around campus for as little as two weeks as they head north for the summer. Some highlights from our recent waterfowl expedition include: hooded mergansers (a personal favorite), common mergansers, lesser scaups, coots, redheads, canvasbacks, gadwalls, goldeneyes, buffleheads, ring billed gulls and a flock of about 40 pelicans!
Carleton College will host a series of special events Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, as part of its annual Foro Latinoamericano (Latin American Forum).
- St. Paul Chamber Orchestra to perform in Skinner Chapel
- Adviser on Middle East foreign policy to give talks on democracy
- Wesley Snipes to serve three years in jail for tax evasion
Saeyoon Baik shares a recipe that showcases artisan cheese in preparation for this weekend's 2nd annual cheese tasting event by Slow Food Carleton Convivium
- Author of critically acclaimed Hmong memoir to discuss book
- Carleton’s ENTS lecture series continues with an economist’s view on climate change
- Senior Hoover Institution Fellow to present talk on democracy
- Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon spotted together in Las Vegas
Saeyoon Baik shares a recipe for Moroccan Chicken Tajine with Almond and Sultana Raisins from her Moroccan host mother on the Middle East Mosaics Program
“Exploring Organ Music” opens April 13, in honor of Messiaen
Faculty to present collaborative springtime string recital
Ashlee Simpson announces engagement to bassist Pete Wentz