Jen Nuncio, Naturalist
Published 11:10 p.m. CT Nov. 13, 2017
Looking to the sky this time of yr holds a complete new view as in comparison with the summer time months.
The stars are barely completely different, the birds flying over are completely different and the view by the timber showcases a complete new perspective of the world. The trails at Good Earth State Park could also be completely different however they’re nonetheless spectacular. The first frost coated morning was simply breath taking. We can not wait to see what winter brings.
This subsequent week will showcase studying in regards to the sky views. The evening of Friday, Nov. 17, is the height of the Leonids meteor bathe. The bathe known as Leonids as a result of its location within the sky the place the meteors appear to emerge from, lies within the constellation Leo. The Leonids happen when the earth pbades by the particles left by the comet Tempel-Tuttle. The comet takes round 33 years to make one orbit across the solar. You can see about 20 meteors an hour when the Leonids meteor bathe reaches its peak. We will host a meteor bathe program at eight p.m. Friday. We hope the skies are clear so we are able to take on this annual occasion. The program will start within the clbadroom, after which we’ll enterprise exterior. Please remember to gown for the climate.
Saturday we’ll study in regards to the nationwide mammal the bison. More than 50 million bison as soon as roamed this space. Starting at 2 p.m. we’ll study these superb animals. With hands-on actions and enjoyable information, this program is nice for all ages.
Tuesday Nov. 21, we’re happy to supply one other nice speaker. Doug Chapman will give an grownup starting birding speak. Starting at 7 p.m. within the customer heart clbadroom, members will discover ways to start chook watching or sharpen your abilities. Doug may have a number of Sioux Falls Bird Club members that may give their ideas and tips as effectively. The clbad will embrace binocular strategies, query and reply time, chook identification and a few apply utilizing the binoculars. The park will supply a number of pairs of binoculars for members to make use of for this system, however when you’ve got your personal binoculars please deliver them alongside. Weather allowing we could step exterior to strive some evening birding. This night appears to be nice enjoyable and really informative.
The park is worked up to announce that our present store is filling up with nice park merchandise. We have water bottles, the Blood Run guide, “Awaking the Silent City” film, plush toys, strolling sticks, and now we’ve sweat shirts with our very personal graphic. Stop in to perform a little looking for Christmas or for your self.
For extra data, name 605-213-1036.
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