Category Archives: Summer

Summer-themed topics

Bees, Wasps and Other Pollinators

What do you know about bees and wasps? I would assume probably as little as myself. For most of my adult life, I believed that all bees/wasps stung (not true). The only bees/wasps I knew were the common ones that … Continue reading

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Prairie Pothole Region, NW Minnesota

This aerial photo shows existing potholes and also potholes that have been filled. Over 80% of the small wetlands have been lost to human development. How were the prairie potholes formed?   Roughly, 13,000 years, when the last glaciers were … Continue reading

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Transforming Our Lawn into a Living Laboratory

A Special interest article by Kathy Adams “… like friends, they have become so much of who I  am.  It is hard to separate them from who I have become because of them”. Kathy Adams Perhaps people think it is too … Continue reading

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Common Dragonflies and Damselflies

Over the past summer, I have made it a goal to learn more about common dragonflies and damselflies in my neighborhood. I started observing and photographing them; bought a wonderful book titled: Dragonflies of the Northwoods by Kurt Mead and … Continue reading

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Our Trip to Bert’s Cabin by Curran Ikhaml

  “My family went to Bert Cabin’s at Itasca State Park.  We saw a phoebe nest in the part that holds the cabin together.  One time we saw the phoebe with a moth in its beak for the babies in … Continue reading

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Summer Time in Minnetonka

A collection of poetry and art by the 3rd-5th Graders of Deephaven, Minnetonka Explorers Club. The following poems and artwork were created by our 3rd-5th graders who were involved with the Environment Club as well and the Drama & Poetry … Continue reading

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Adios Monarca

There wasn’t a big going away party last week, but there should have been! The monarchs have left for their wintering grounds in Mexico. It was a rough summer for the monarchs, probably due to the lack of rain here. … Continue reading

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