CREATURE FEATURE. As Halloween approaches, we check out some cool creatures. From bats, to birds to Bufo americanus, we cover them all in today’s Outdoors Roundup.
Featured Photo: Trick or Treat! A Woodhouse’s toad pauses for a pic. Simonson Photo.
WEATHER (Bismarck Forecast):
Today: Wed 10/30 – Calmer – Hi 32, Lo 18, Wind NW@10
Tomorrow: Thu 10/31 – Spooky – Hi 39, Lo 18, Wind W@10, G18
SOLUNAR (Bismarck Times):
Moonrise Moonset Overhead Underfoot
11:16AM 8:31PM 3:57PM 3:29AM
Moon Phase: Waxing Crescent (7% Full)
EDGE HOUR: 3:30-4:30PM. Get on stand early for moon overhead and nicer conditions today in our Edge Hour.
BAT SIGNAL. It’s always fitting that Halloween week is Bat Week (10/24-31). Batweek.org celebrates all the things that these amazing flying mammals do in nature. From eating insects to pollinating plants, the nearly 1,400 species make up about 20 percent of mammals in the world!
PIPE UP. The piping plover is a threatened and endangered species native to North Dakota and the Atlantic coast, and in the Midwest is dependent on the riparian areas in and around the Missouri River system. The American Bird Conservancy has more on this unique species and what’s necessary to preserve it.
FROG LADY. “The Frog Lady” shares information on all of North Dakota’s frogs and toads, so when spring rolls back around you’ll be able to identify everything that hops in your area of the state.