biodiversity homepage      

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.

November 2000

Observations by Gary Fewless, except as noted

Date Observation (Click on links for photos)
Nov19 Another 2.5 inches of snow fell in Green Bay. Through 11/19 Green Bay received a total of 6.2 inches of snow in November (a trace in October). Last year we had 0.0 inches for the entire month of November and we didn't get measurable snowfall until Dec 14.
Nov16 First day of full ice cover for UWGB's prairie pond. The freeze dates for recent years are: 11/10 (1996), 11/12 (1997), 11/14 (1999). No data available for 1998.
Nov16 First significant snow of the year for Green Bay began last night and continues today (0.6" on 11/15 and 2.3" on 11/16 at the air port).
Nov15 Rough-legged Hawk seen over Kidney Island in lower Green Bay (Joan Berkopec). If you drive over the Tower Drive Bridge, notice the new sand bars and "islands" in Green Bay exposed by the low water levels. When the seiche (similar to a tide) is low there are large exposures of sandbars, especially near the two islands bordering the shipping channel.
Nov14 Buffleheads, Red-Breasted Mergansers, Common Goldeneyes and one male Harlequin Duck were all seen for the first time this year on lower Green Bay (Andy Paulios). An immature female Golden Eagle was seen on the west shore of Green Bay and Hooded Mergansers at Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve.
Nov10 Black Scoters seen on lower Green Bay. 25th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Nov09 Main flight of diving ducks (Lesser Scaup) arrived on Wednesday in the lower bay.
Nov01 Green Bay mean water level for October 2000 was one foot above the all time record low for the month, set in 1964.

© 2001-2004 The Cofrin Center for Biodiversity and the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, All Rights Reserved
Last updated on May 20, 2015