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Finding the Foxes

Our arboretum is home to many elusive creatures. While everybody has seen deer or even coyotes wandering around the arb at some point, there are several other beautiful species that are rarely seen during the spring, summer, and fall. Yet during the winter, if you walk along the Cannon’s bank,…

Dining Hall Rarities: A Field Guide

The LDC’s Cutlery, as per BonApp’s general pattern, is not quite so simple as it seems. Layers of mystery surround the exact information regarding the plates, knives, forks, and spoons in this dining hall. Surface-level investigation, or even subconscious observance through regular patronage, reveals that there are at least two…

Fair Weather Possum

While the student naturalists were walking in the Arb recently, we found ourselves on the edge of the Cannon River. We had been looking for tracks, but had yet to find anything very interesting. Spying many trails weaving over the fro- zen surface of the river, we went down closer…

Fair Weather Possum

While the student naturalists were walking in the Arb recently, we found ourselves on the edge of the Cannon River. We had been looking for tracks, but had yet to find anything very interesting. Spying many trails weaving over the fro- zen surface of the river, we went down closer…

The Grass is Greener and We’re Upset About It

Carleton is currently experiencing weather warm enough to melt the snow and ice that are usually the natural enemy of Carls showing their pasty white limbs in public. Because we live in a state that is usually too cold in the winter even for geese, one can only conclude that…

Arb Notes: No Stone Unturned

Winter has once again settled over the Arb, and with this new blanket of snow comes a change in the color palette of the Arb. The browns, greens and golds of fall have been replaced by the softer hues of grey, white and blue. This change in color for the…

Wierd Minnesota: Beer Cheese Soup

The majority of Carleton’s student population is not from Minnesota, or even from the greater Midwest. This creates a geo- graphic diversity that gives us classmates and friends from each coast and everywhere in between. It is only natural that when Minnesota’s seemingly unexplainable sub-culture leaks into the every day…

Who’s That Bird of Prey?

A large form glides across the sky far over- head. It has a wingspan of just over six and a half feet, yet weighs less than ten pounds. Its body is a deep brown, while its head and tail are a bright white. It is unmistakably a bald eagle. More…