- April 24, 2017 at 6:28 pm
How far do robins migrate? How long do eagles live? These may be simple questions, but if you’ve ever tried to identify or sneak up on a bird, you can imagine why the answers are remarkably difficult to determine.
- April 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm
It does not take much for birds to ingest lethal levels of lead.
- April 10, 2017 at 1:31 pm
The temperatures are drifting upward, and you know what they say about April showers! Spring is here, and spring wildflowers are on their way in the Arb.
- March 6, 2017 at 4:53 pm
As late winter snow flurries coat the Arb in white, signs of silent mammals can be found in prints and hints of gray and red fur.
- February 27, 2017 at 4:22 pm
Cats and mice, spiders and flies, and wolves and elk are all animals that we think of being arch-enemies of one another. But we can add another pair to our list: owls and crows.
- February 20, 2017 at 2:30 pm
The Carleton student has many strategies to survive the winter: wearing layers, drinking hot beverages and simply staying inside to name a few. Animals in the Arb, however, don’t have these same luxuries.
- February 13, 2017 at 2:43 pm
It could be a scene from an old Western: in the cold winter wasteland of the Arb, under a setting sun, the bloodless corpse of a vole hangs from the fork of a small bush. But there are no saloons or duels in this story: this is the work of a weasel.
- February 6, 2017 at 4:30 pm
Owls (such as the Barred Owl or Great Horned Owl here in Minnesota) primarily hunt small mammals such as voles, rabbits, or field mice, and these goofy looking fluff balls are actually highly derived flying death pillows.
- January 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm
Even Carleton students who try their best to remain inside during the winter months would be hard pressed not to have noticed the tremendous amount of snow melt in the past week.
- January 23, 2017 at 2:55 pm
It is really cold outside. Turtles think so too.
- January 16, 2017 at 3:38 pm
In 1900, Audubon Society ornithologist Frank Chapman brought a conservation-friendly alternative to the table: the first Christmas Bird Count (CBC).
- November 10, 2016 at 1:32 pm
Hopefully the runners and walkers of the Arboretum spend some time observing and enjoying the beauty of its flora and fauna, but my guess is probably not so many people are thinking about what has been underneath their feet the whole way