Picture taken near Brownsville, Minnesota (October 2010). See more Pictures of the Day here. Full moon near Brownsville (Minnesota)
Tundra swans have returned to the Mississippi Valley for their annual autumn visit. Last weekend south of Brownsville, the area north of Lock and Dam #8 counted some 10,000 swans, with a few thousand more yet to come. The photo below was taken last Sunday (November 18, 2012). See more Pictures of the Day here. Tundra
Population (2010) 790 Introduction A classic river town that experienced a boom period fueled by great expectations, followed by the bubble bursting. Brownsville today is a pleasant small town that is still strongly connected to the river, albeit more for recreation than for economic reasons. Visitor Information Direct your questions to the Brownsville village office
Continuing with the religious theme, let’s talk about churches. I am not a religious person (hard to believe after the last two posts, huh?), yet I never get tired of visiting churches. In many small towns, the church is the most impressive structure. In the mid- to late-1800s the Upper Miss Valley was the frontier, the edge of
I just can’t help myself. I had a chance to sneak in one more trip along the River Road and couldn’t resist. This week’s mission: find out why there is such a fuss about the annual fall migration of tundra swans. Tundra swans (Cygnus columbianus) spend half of their lives getting from place to place.