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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.

January 2004

Observations by Gary Fewless, except as noted


Date Observation (Click on links for photos)
Jan 29 I really did see an Alligator along Highway 41 south of Green Bay (see yesterday's entry). I neglected to mention how far south it was. U.S. Highway 41 runs through Green Bay and the Fox Valley and beyond. It begins at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula in the farthest north region of the upper peninsula of Michigan and runs over 2000 miles south, nearly to the tip of Florida where it ends at the Atlantic Ocean in Miami. Alligators, Anhingas and even Wood Storks were conspicuous along the roadside of Highway 41 between Naples and Miami, where it is known as the Tamiami Trail. It's just a slow news day, but there is a lesson here that emphasizes the need for detail in daily field notes.
Jan 28 Not much to report for current phenology so I'll retrieve a recent note I neglected to enter. On January 14th I saw an Alligator along Hiway 41 south of Green Bay. I'll explain tomorrow.
Jan 27 From yesterday and today we received a total of 4.1 inches of snow in Green Bay.
Jan 25 Green Bay's low temperature was -14F today and -13 yesterday.
Jan 23 This last week we have had a small group of Common Redpolls visiting our feeders, Manitowoc County (Jon Reisenbuechler).
Jan 22 Green Bay's low temperature was -12F and the high temperature was 0. That is the lowest daily high temperature of the winter.
Jan 21 Most of northern Wisconsin has about 6-10 inches of snow on the ground, with a few areas along the Great Lakes as high as 14 inches.
Jan 20 This morning's low temperature of -14 F is the coldest of the winter to date. The record low for this date is -25. There is about 5 inches of snow on the ground.
Jan 15 A total of 4.5 inches of snow in Green Bay from the storm that began yesterday and ended today.
Jan 08 There is very little snow in Green Bay--not even enough to fully cover the lawns. A couple cold days and nights have increased the ice cover on Green Bay, but there is still open water near the mouth of the Fox River, where there were numerous Canada Geese, a variety of ducks, several young Double-crested Cormorants and 3 or 4 Bald Eagles.
Jan 06 Green Bay's low temperature was -4° F and Rhinelander was -12°.
Jan 05 Last night and this morning a total of 0.6 inches of snow fell in Green Bay and the temperature fell to 1° F, the lowest of the winter to date. Rhinelander received only 0.2 inches of snow, but the low temperature was -10F.
Jan 03

The Fox River had been open for several days at least as far upstream as the Highway 172 bridge, and is now refrozen.

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