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July 2017

Canoeing the Mississippi River: A Return to Weaver Bottoms for Wetland Plant Identification

Saturday, July 22, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Weaver Bottoms, 57604 Hwy 61
Altura, MN 55910 United States
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Come join Steve Eggers and other MNNPS members for a day of wetland plant identification canoeing through the unique plant communities of Weaver Bottoms. Weaver Bottoms is located on the Upper Mississippi River within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. This 5,500 acre habitat complex includes areas of open water, flowing channels, backwater lakes, isolated wetlands and forested wetlands.

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St. Wendel Tamarack Bog SNA: A Slog Into a Mosaic of Wetland Plant Communities

Sunday, July 30, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
St. Wendel Tamarack Bog SNA, Co Rd 4, St Joseph, MN 56374
St Joseph, MN 56374 United States
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Come join Mike Lee and other MNNPS members for part of a day hiking and identifying wetland plants at St. Wendel Tamarack Bog SNA. This SNA is one of the top sites for significant biological diversity in Stearns County as evaluated by the Minnesota County Biological Survey in 1999. The site is a large wetland complex encompassing one of the largest remaining blocks of native vegetation in the county, including the best and largest example of tamarack swamp in central Minnesota.

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