Carpenter Nature Center notes: August means crisp apples and migrating birds
August in the river valley means crisp apples, migrating birds, less extreme heat and one of the best seasons to get out and enjoy nature. A 'river of birds' is now working its way down the Mississippi flyway and it is not unusual to watch hundreds of hawks flow over in a day. A record hawk count was at Duluth's Hawk Ridge in 2003 when over 100,000 Broad-winged Hawks migrated over in one single day. Where can you go around Hastings to watch raptor migration?