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Fifth Week of May

Eastern cottonwood seeds drift in the air on cotton carriers. American bittersweet and wild grape vines are blooming. Wild turkey hens are seen with tiny chicks. Broods of black-capped chickadee young are fledging. Common tree frogs are very vocal and are the dominant amphibians calling this late in spring.

May 27, 2017: First 70 degree F of the year in the Tofte/Lutsen area brought out black flies but also serviceberry flowers, plus the first northern bluebell flowers.


What to Look For 05, 2019

First monarch butterfly arrives (Carver County):
2017 May 14
2016 May 24
2015 June 1
2014 May 21
2013 May 31

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