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Observations by Gary Fewless for Green Bay WI (Lat.N 44.51° Long. W 88.02° ), except as noted. For flowers lacking conspicuous petals or sepals I define "anthesis" as release of pollen by mature anthers.

October 2000

Observations by Gary Fewless, except as noted

Date Observation (Click on links for photos)
Oct31 An Ash-Throated Flycatcher was reported in Kewaunee County (Jon Regan and subsequently confirmed by others). If accepted this would be a first state record. Also a long-tailed duck and lapland longspurs at the same location.
Oct30 Snow Bunting along lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios)
Oct27 Four photos spanning the seasons on UW-Green Bay's Cofrin Arboretum
Oct26 American Water Pipit sighted at UWGB (Andy Paulios)
Oct21 First Tree Sparrows of the season return to lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios); Tom Erdman reported Tree Sparrows on Green Bay west shore, Oconto County Oct 17

The following birds were seen for the first time this Fall on Lower Green Bay: Common Merganser, Common Raven, Fox sparrow, Purple Finch, Orange-crowned Warbler, White-crowned Sparrow. Observations by Andy Paulios.

Oct 7

Snows continue with over 8 inch totals in northern Wisconsin, ranging upward near Lake Superior in upper Michigan to nearly 2 feet of snow. Green Bay escapes with only a few flakes and a little rain--total precipitation for the day was 0.08 inches. A warming trend is predicted for early next week.

Oct 6 A few snowflakes during the day on UWGB, and the radio reported 4-5 inches of snow in the Lake Superior region. High temperatures are about 20 degrees below average. Many plants still flowering, including several wild Asters and shrubby cinquefoil (Potentilla fruticosa).

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