Archive for November, 2010

Arb Sightings 11/19/10

After last weekend’s major snowstorm one wonders what other weather oddities we have yet to experience in this uncharacteristic year of weather. Here in St. Peter, 8 to 10 inches of snow accumulated from early Saturday to early Sunday, and similar amounts were recorded throughout southern Minnesota including the Twin Cities. The temperature during the […]

Arb Sightings 11/11/10

Shorts and sandals came out again earlier this week, as high temperatures reached the low 70’s in early November for the third consecutive year. Even yesterday the high temperature reached the mid-60’s, but a northwestern cold front moved in around mid-afternoon, bringing with it some rain and causing temperatures to fall back into the 40’s […]

Perry’s Berries II and The Dark Titan of Halloween

Perry’s berries, probably initiated through vicarious pollination by excited houseflies, continue to enlarge.  At least some of them do – those on the periphery of Perry’s infructescence seem not to thrive to the degree of those that are more centrally located.  Check out the comparison photos (taken on September 12 and October 26, respectively) to […]

Arb Sightings 11/5/10

November has begun on the chilly side, as temperatures on several mornings this week have dipped into the 20’s. Earlier in the week, as well as this morning, small ponds in the area have been topped with a fine sheet of ice, and our cars have required some frost removal attention. The added winds around […]