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Nature Notes  2018   
 

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Final highlights Nadal vs Thiem - Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site
Final highlights Halep vs Stephens - Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site
Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site  May 21 - June 10, 2018
 
U.S. Open - 2018 U.S. Open Championship USGA   June 11 -  17, 2018



14392 180610     June 10, 2018   Maplewood & Woodbury, MN
Blue Jay, Chickadee, Grackle, Mallard, Wood Duck family: Mom with her ducklings (about 10), Red-winged Blackbirds, Baltimore Orioles, House Sparrows, Downy Woodpecker male, Robins, Crows, Cliff Swallow colony (active: around 10 out of about 200); it looks like House sparrows borrow a few old Cliff Swallow nests.  Raising a Family -- The Cliff Swallows Raise the Next Generation (2000) - YouTube  |  Swallow photos
Chipmunk,
Tiger Swallowtail, Damselfly, Moth (unidentified mysterious species),
No Monarch caterpillars on Milkweed leaves,
Mushrooms: Artist's Conk
In Bloom: False Indigo (white, blue), Spiderwort, Golden Alexander, White Campion, Japanese Lilac, Blue Flag Iris, Dame's Rocket, Water Lily
Duckweed
Nature Notes  2018

14391 180610     June 9, 2018, Rain & Thunder, Nature Notes from Matt's Walk @ Landscape Arboretum, Chaska, MN
5 Tom Turkeys (calls) display the fans to try to attract a hen
Gobblers Spitting and Drumming - Calling All Turkeys - YouTube  |  Turkey photos
Cooper Hawk, Pewee calls, Barn Swallow nest,
In Bloom: False Indigo,
Yellow Lady's Slippers, Showy Lady's Slippers, Columbine,
Fruits: Black Walnut (still green and small),
in Bloomington, MN
Hooded Merganser female, Wood Ducks, Tree Swallows, Common Yellowthroat calls,
Gray Squirrel
Turtle nest (most likely)
Leech,

Nature Notes  2018

14390 180610  Final highlights Nadal vs Thiem - Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site
Rafael Nadal vs Dominic Thiem Trophy Ceremony l RG 2018 Final - YouTube
Final highlights Halep vs Stephens - Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site
Roland-Garros - The 2018 French Open official site
 
Tennis Grand Slams

14389 180610  Why People Live by Stromboli, Agung, and Other Active Volcanoes  National Geographic

14388 180609  Mormon handcart pioneers depart for Salt Lake City - Jun 09, 1856 - HISTORY.com
Handcart Pioneers path to Salt lake - The Best Documentary Ever - YouTube


14387 180609  GS Warriors vs Cleveland Cavaliers - Full Game Highlights Game 4 June 8, 2018 NBA Finals - YouTube 
The official site of the NBA | NBA.com
Sports  2018

14386 180609  Capitals clinch the Stanley Cup! - YouTube  June 7, 2018
Washington Capitals vs. Vegas Golden Knights | 2018 Stanley Cup Finals Game 5 Highlights - YouTube
Official Site of the National Hockey | League NHL.com
Stanley Cup Photos:  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5
Sports  2018
 
14385 180609  "Sorry for posting so late."
Last 5 Laps - uncut -- 2018 Indianapolis 500 - YouTube
102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 - YouTube

Sunday of Memorial Day weekend    Indianapolis 500, Indianapolis, Indiana (IN)  
Sports  2018

14384 180609  Belmont Stakes 2018 I FULL RACE I Justify's Pursuit of the Triple Crown I NBC Sports - YouTube
Justify (horse) - Wikipedia
Sports  2018

14383 180608  June 8, 2018, Cloudy, 8:30 a.m.-    , Maplewood & Woodbury, MN
Blue Jay, Baltimore Orioles, Wood Ducks, Mallard Duck family: Mom with her ducklings of around 10, Chickadees (calls), Sora* calls, Red-winged Blackbirds, big Canada Goose family crossing the road just before our car; around 20 adults with about 10 goslings - goslings are getting bigger, Mourning Dove, Goldfinch (5), Tree Swallow (3), House Sparrow nest 
Sora - YouTube
Sora Overview, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Marsh Birds: Sora - YouTube
104 - Studying the Sora Rail - YouTube
Gray Squirrels
Turtle nests
Ant Hills
Monarch caterpillar (the body length is still about 1 cm) on the underside of a Milkweed leaf
Dragonflies, Gnats, Mosquitoes,
Many spittlebugs 
spittlebug - YouTube

In Bloom:  Daisy Fleabane, Water Lily (close around 8:30 a.m.), Wild Geranium?, Canada Anemone, White Campion, Golden Alexander, Japanese Lilac,
Fruits: Elderberry, Boxelder, Ash

Nature Notes  2018

14382 180607  NASA Curiosity Rover Finds Building Blocks of Life on Mars  Popular Mechanics
 Astronomy
  
14381 180607  Weekend Box Office Results for June 1-3, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Solo A Star Wars Story (2018) - IMDb  2  Deadpool 2 (2018) - IMDb  3  Adrift (2018) - IMDb
Weekend Box Office Results for May 25-28, 2018 - Box Office Mojo
Solo A Star Wars Story (2018) - IMDb  2  Deadpool 2 (2018) - IMDb  3  Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - IMDb


14380 180607  Battle of Midway ends - Jun 07, 1942 - HISTORY.com
Battlefield S1-E3 - The Battle of Midway - YouTube
Battle of Midway - Wikipedia  June 4 - 7, 1942
WWII
 
14379 180607     born June 7, 1958     Prince
Biography.com  Prince
Prince - Topic - YouTube
Prince - When Doves Cry (Official Music Video) - YouTube
Prince - Purple Rain (Official Video) - YouTube
Prince (musician) - Wikipedia
  Prince Rogers Nelson, June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016, known by his mononym Prince, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor, serving as a major figure in popular music for over three decades. ...
Prince - IMDb
Minnesota's Famous People 
Music  |  Minnesota 

14378 180606  CMT Awards 2018: Winners List | Billboard
Entertainment Calendar

14377 180606    June 6, 1944    D-Day   
General Dwight D. Eisenhower launches Operation Overlord - Jun 06, 1944 - HISTORY.com
General Dwight D. Eisenhower's D-Day Speech - YouTube
Operation Overlord & Neptune (D-Day documentary) - YouTube
Bloody Combat Footage In The Battle of Normandy – Rare Color Footage You've Never Seen Before [HD] - YouTube
Original D-Day footage US Troops storming the Beaches of Normandy - YouTube
*************************
Saving Private Ryan Omaha Beach - YouTube

Presidents    Franklin D. Roosevelt    #32    |    Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34
WWII

14376 180606   
June 5, 2018    Rain, 8 a.m.
Mallard Duck family: Mom with ducklings, Mallard Duck pair, Red-winged Blackbirds, Canada Goose family: Mom & Dad with only two goslings, many Canada Geese hanging out, Crow mobbing, Blue Jay,
Muskrat eats leaves off the tree branch, which hangs over the pond, Gray Squirrel, Cottontail Rabbit,
In Bloom: Waterlily (close on a rainy day?*), Canada Anemone

*
Why Flowers Close Up at Night | Nyctinasty

White water lily flower, nymphaea time lapse - YouTube
Flower structures protect pollen: - AskNature
BBC - Earth News - Raindrops drive flower evolution
Dandelions close to rain and night, preserving pollen and nectar Time Lapse - YouTube

Nature Notes  2018 

14375 180605  June 5, 2018  Sunny  Pileated Woodpecker calls, Red-bellied Woodpecker calls, Woodpecker drumming, Mallards, Cardinal pair, Common Yellowthroat (calls), Wood Duck, Egret, Warbling Vireo, Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallow, female Hooded Merganser, female Turkey, Chickadee nest box, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Blue Jay calls
Deer (3 or 4), Gray Squirrel
a young Painted Turtle sunning on the log in a pond
Leopard frogs (2)
Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail, Monarch, Red-spotted Purple
Dragonfly: Green Darner, Dragonfly (unidentified), Damselflies (hundreds)
In Bloom: Golden Alexander, Anemone, Spiderwort
Duckweed
June 4, 2018
Painted Turtle laying eggs,

Ant Hills,
Nature Notes  2018

14374 180605  The Funniest Slang Term From Every State  MSN
America


14373 180605  The Tiniest Town in Every State  MSN
America

14372 180605  Elvis rocks The Milton Berle Show - Jun 05, 1956 - HISTORY.com
Music

14371 180604  Express train crosses the nation in 83 hours - Jun 04, 1876 - HISTORY.com
Trains
 
14370 180604  First Hot-Air Balloon | The Greatest Moments in Flight
June 4, 1783

Hot Air Balloon ~ Montgolfier Brothers - YouTube

Aircraft - Airship, Blimp, Hot Air Balloon

14369 180603  Where to Find Good Cheap Breakfast in Every State  MSN
Restaurants  |  America

14368 180603    born June 3, 1906    Josephine Baker
Joséphine Baker: The 1st Black Superstar - YouTube
Josephine Baker Biography - Biography

St. Louis, Missouri  |  France
Civil Rights  


14368 180603   Rock and roll is banned in Santa Cruz, California - Jun 03, 1956 - HISTORY.com
Music

14367 180603   President John Adams moves into a tavern in Washington, D.C. - Jun 03, 1800 - HISTORY.com
John & Abigail Adams Move into the President's Mansion - YouTube
President Adams leaves office - YouTube

Presidents    John Adams    #2

14366 180602   Identify Your Common Backyard Birds - YouTube
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - YouTube
Robin bird sound - call and song - YouTube
Red-eyed Vireo Portrait - YouTube
baltimore oriole - sounds, calls, and song - YouTube
Nature Notes  2018

14365 180602   Nature Notes, Craig’s Walk @ Bass Ponds, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, June 2, 2018, 8 -10 a.m., Cloudy, Temp*: 66 degrees F at 6 a.m.; 61 degrees F at 12 p.m., humidity: 73 %
Oriole, Redstart, Song Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Bald Eagle, Goldfinch, Canada Goose, Mallard, Wood Duck, Least Flycatcher calls**, Willow Flycatcher (calls***), Cedar Waxwing, Egret (a flock of around 20), Blue Heron, Trumpeter Swan (5), Tree Swallow, Cormorant, Red-eyed Vireo calls, Gray-headed Cowbird (calls), Yellow-throated Vireo, Warbling Vireo calls, Woodpecker flying by, Grackle, Common Yellowthroat calls,
Deer
Turtle nest raided
Bumblebee
In Bloom: Wild Rose, Campion, Yarrow, Wild Geranium, Creeping Charlie, Dandelion,

Past Weather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA — Yesterday or Further Back
** 
Least Flycatcher in Maine - YouTube
*** 
Willow Flycatcher – Fitz-bew! - YouTube
Red-eyed Vireo Portrait - YouTube
Yellow-throated Vireo Song - YouTube
Warbling Vireo - YouTube
Nature Notes  2018

14364 180602  Jupiter Season, Hawaiian Sky  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  June 2, 2018
Astronomy  |  Hawaii

14363 180602  Ray Charles takes country music to the top of the pop charts - Jun 02, 1962 - HISTORY.com
Ray Charles - I Can't Stop Loving You ( 1962 ) - YouTube
Ray Charles - Wikipedia 
September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004, an American singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. Among friends and fellow musicians he preferred being called "Brother Ray". He was often referred to as "The Genius". Charles was blind from the age of seven.
Music  


14362 180601 
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