Archive for October, 2009

Arb Sightings 10/30/09

It appears that we’re going to end October just a quarter of an inch short of the rainfall record for the month; yesterday we received another half inch or so of rain. Finally, though, the forecast for the next ten days predicts more sunny and dry days than cloudy and rainy, and we might even […]

Arb Sightings 10/22/09

What might have been our Indian Summer occurred this past weekend into Monday, with a high temperature near 60 degrees Fahrenheit Monday afternoon. That same day the Asian ladybird beetles were out in full force, although their annual fall flight did not last long. Since Monday, the high temperatures have once gain been in the […]

Arb Sightings 10/15/09

Last week’s weather forecasts were correct: our first snow came early this past Saturday morning 10/10.  Not only did we wake up to a thin coating of snow that morning, but also we experienced the first temperatures below freezing (as low as 23 degrees Fahrenheit!). Since Saturday, temperatures in southern Minnesota have struggled to reach […]

Arb Sightings 10/8/09

This week has been a cold, wet one. High temperatures have been in the upper 40’s and 50’s all week, and the forecast for this Saturday calls for highs in the upper 30’s with a chance of snow! This past Tuesday, 10/6, 1.3 inches of rain fell; add that to last weekend’s total of 2.04 […]

Arb Sightings 10/2/09

While this report is coming a day late, there has been no shortage of interesting sightings this week! The weather, finally, seems to be acting more autumn-like, as temperatures are now struggling to reach the mid-60’s.  The arboretum has received more than two inches of rain (and still counting!) between today and yesterday; this October […]