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News at Quarry Hill
Jun 12, 2020
Quarry Hill is sad to share the news that Horus, the American Kestrel that had lived at the Nature Center the past 3 years, has died. Horus was trapped by staff member Kirk Payne, who is a licensed falconer, back in September of 2001.
Apr 22, 2020
We understand that uncertainty about summer plans is unsettling. We will make decisions about summer camp as quickly as we can, but as slowly as we must to not eliminate options that may be in front of us with the rapidly changing information.
Apr 10, 2020
Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life. At Quarry Hill we have kept phenology records for decades. Many of our visitors enjoy reading the current month's entries which are logged on the big white board in the Nature Center entryway. While we are closed, our animal care staff continue to keep that daily log at the Nature Center. Those that are working from home also continue to make observations in their own backyards and neighborhoods. We'll share them with you periodically through our social media channels.
Apr 03, 2020
I am reaching out to let you know what is happening at Quarry Hill Nature Center and to remind you that nature is something we can all share right now.
Mar 13, 2020
In response to the rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19; we have made the difficult decision to close operations beginning March 14, 2020.
Oct 16, 2019
Each year in a silent and secretive wave, Northern Saw-whet owls migrate through Minnesota. Quarry Hill staff and other researchers capture, band, and release these birds in an effort to better understand their migration. You can be a part of this research, too!