Archive for September, 2009

Arb Sightings 9/24/09

Yesterday we finally had our first significant migration push. While the winds were light, they were from a northerly direction, which means birds, dragonflies, and butterflies were all heading south.  On yesterday’s birdwalk 31 species were sighted in the Arb, with highlights being seven species of warbler (including very good looks at a Palm Warbler […]

Arb Sightings 9/17/09

Today’s date belies the weather we’re experiencing right now in south-central Minnesota. Last year on this date the temperature was comfortable in the low 70’s; today it feels like mid-summer with temperatures in the mid-80’s. While we should have only a few more hot days like today left, rain appears to be quite rare in […]

Arb Sightings

Hello! It’s been a while since anything has been posted about the Linnaeus Arboretum, but that will now change. Beginning this Thursday, a weekly update of “Arb Sightings” will be posted to keep readers informed of what’s being observed in the arboretum. These posts will serve as a sort of phenology guide to events in […]