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Dam, Beavers: Back at it again with the gnawing

As the snow recedes from the Arb and the trails open up again, a lot of animal signs that have been hidden all winter can finally be seen again. If you look along the banks of Cannon you’re sure to find tree stumps freshly gnawed to a point, evidence of…

Don’t freak out about floods

This Thursday marked the five-year anniversary of the 2010 Cannon River Flood. On September 23rd of 2010, Carleton received over six inches of rain over the course of 29 hours, causing the Cannon River to rise from its base flow depth of five feet to a staggering 14 feet at…

ArbNotes | “ArbNights”: Star-Gazing in the Arb

For many people, fall in the Arb is considered one of the most beautiful times of the year. The leaves are changing, the heat of summer has passed and the prairie is a wonderful place to soak up the remaining autumn sunshine, but have you ever considered what the Arb…