Boy Scouts help plant trees at Sucker Creek Preserve
Members of Boy Scouts Troop 674 were kept busy this past Saturday, planting more than 90 baby trees at Detroit Lakes' Sucker Creek Preserve. The tree planting marked the start of the final phase of a three-year Minnesota Department of Natural Resources grant project at the park to eradicate the invasive species known as buckthorn. Written By:
Vicki Gerdes |
Members of Boy Scouts Troop 674 helped Sucker Creek Preserve founder Sally Hausken (far right) and Detroit Lakes Parks & Arena Supervisor Tom Gulon (far left) with planting more than 90 trees at the preserve on Saturday morning, May 1. The tree planting was part of a three-year grant project to eradicate the invasive species buckthorn from the preserve and replace it with trees native to the area. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
Christmas bird counts set for Detroit Lakes, Tamarac
Every year since 1900, the National Audubon Society has mobilized thousands of volunteers in communities across the Western Hemisphere for its annual Christmas Bird Count — and since 1990, Detroit Lakes has been one of those communities. Both the Detroit Lakes community and nearby Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge are hosting counts this year, on Dec. 16 and 21, respectively.
Vicki Gerdes |
Evening grosbeaks are normally not a common sight during the Detroit Lakes Christmas Bird Count, but organizer Nancy Henke says that a recent irruption of the species in the lakes area has birders hoping they will be spotted at both the local and Tamarac counts, set for Dec. 16 and 21, respectively. (Submitted photo)