Week of Mar. 28 - Apr. 3, 2012
Nearly every morning and evening during April and May, the Arb plays host to an elaborate spectacle as the American Woodcock performs its annual rendition of the “sky dance.”
Carleton is a finalist for the national 2012 Climate Leadership Awards. The voting period goes until April 15th so everyone should vote for Carleton and spread the word.
Carleton, Macalester College Professors Receive Joint Grant, Carleton to present choral celebration March 3 and Joint Purim-Holi celebration to be held March 3
Week of Feb.22 - Feb. 29, 2012
The frequent chirping of birds is absent as the prairie longs for their song. But even in its silence the arboretum is deceiving. After all, not all birds fly south.
- Security Blotter for Week of Feb. 16 - Feb. 23, 2012
Another auditor checked out the furnace and the water heater. She was shocked to find an 80 gal water heater, which is double the size of most water heaters. This would be a major source of energy consumption since 80 gal would have to be continually heated.
Have you ever stood in the prairie in the Lower Arb and imagined that you were seeing the land before European settlement, that it stretched in all directions, and that if you walked over the next hill, you might see a herd of bison?
Week of Feb. 9 - Feb. 15, 2012
Green Wars has started! Now that you are (hopefully) being more conscious about the energy choices that you make, you may be wondering how much power various appliances actually use.
Two weeks ago, Arb naturalists were joined by retired Arb Manager Myles Bakke for a winter turkey tracking outing, but it was also the first time I bore witness to some remodeling undertaken by a family of beavers.