Category Archive for "Weather"

Otters Spotted on Slippery Slide!

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jan took a group of snowshoers on a hike last week and spotted something unexpected! Here’s here report: Rivers otters, playful creatures that they are, have take advantage of recent snow to build slides down the steep southern bank of…

Hidden Treasures

Indian Creek Nature Center

While Jan and Jenny were out hiding geocaches this morning, they spotted some other treasures along the way. Jan reports… As Jenny and I prepared for our 2 pm Geocaching program this afternoon (come join us), I discovered some interesting…

Trees, Bees & Blizzards

Indian Creek Nature Center

Land Steward Jean Wiedenheft has had a busy couple of days in the aftermath of our blizzard. She reports in below: Thursday, near the banks of Indian Creek, I watched the wind tear the top off a boxelder tree and…

Ginger…or Maryanne?

Indian Creek Nature Center

Jean has been out making more discoveries around the grounds… Wild ginger traditionally begins flowering in April, so I was somewhat surprised to see the deep red of its blossoms against the brown dirt of March. It is flowering under…

What Happens When We Don’t Have Winter?

Indian Creek Nature Center

We’ve been getting lots of calls from people wondering how this unusually warm winter is going to affect their trees and plants.  Will we have sap for maple syrup? What if my trees bud and it gets cold again? I…

Rain, rain…go away (slowly)

Indian Creek Nature Center

If you’ve visited the Nature Center anytime since last fall, you know we’ve been in the process of revamping our parking lot. What you may NOT know is that it was a project designed to help reduce the amount of…

MsPatt takes amazing pictures.

Indian Creek Nature Center

This is a photo from early this month, by the lovely Ms. Patt. Go to Flickr and check out her lovely photos, and leave her a comment to tell her how awesome she is. (As always, Marion’s photos are protected…