FIELD TRIP IS FULL. Co-sponsored by Minnesota School of Botanical Art and Minnesota Native Plant Society.
Botanical Artists: Explore the morphology of native plants under various growing conditions in several habitats; sketching in the field. Develop your palette of color samples, learn proper methods of plant collection and photography to assure realistic depictions.
Plant lovers: Explore new locations of fens, prairies, and rock outcrops. Shalom Hill Farm lies in the center of a circle of at least 15 potential destinations to be selected depending on the conditions of the season. These include upland prairies, rock outcrops, “waterfalls,” mesic prairies, and wetland complexes with calcareous fens. Two prime publicly owned forests are a little over an hour away.Find out more »
Presented by: Derek Anderson, Botanist/Plant Ecologist, MN-DNR. Place of the Month: Minnesota-Wisconsin Interstate Parks, also by DerekFind out more »
Local History and Science behind Eastern Hemlock, Minnesota’s most endanged conifer, by Emily Ellingson
Presented by: Emily Ellingson, Graduate Research Assistant, UMN. Plant of the Month: (Bryophyte), Kim FacklerFind out more »
A Look at the Gully 30 Calcareous Fen: Characterizing, Permitting, Constructing Through, and Monitoring a State Regulated Sensitive Wetland Resource, by Jim Arndt, Merject & Scott Milburn
Presented by: Jim Arndt, Merjent and Scott Milburn, Midwest Natural ResourcesFind out more »
Presented by: Scott Zager, Wildlands. Plant of the Month: TBDFind out more »
Presented by: Steve Saupe, CSBSJU Biology Professor. Plant of the Month: Rusty woodsia (Woodsia ilvensis) - one of the resurrection type fernsFind out more »
The Minnesota Native Plant Society's 2017 Symposium: Restoration and Conservation of Native Landscapes and Species, is open for registration! The schedule is filled with great speakers, covering a wide range of restoration and conservation related topics. Co-sponsored by the Plant Conservation Division at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.Find out more »
Presenter: Laura Van Riper, Terrestrial Invasive Species Coordinator, MnDNR. POM: Key species you should knowFind out more »
Friends of Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas: Their history and purpose, by Bob Djupstrom and Ellen Fuge, MnDNR-retired
Presenters: Bob Djupstrom - MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas-Retired, and Ellen Fuge - MN DNR Scientific and Natural Areas-RetiredFind out more »
Come explore the north unit of Hastings Sand Coulee SNA just outside the city of Hastings in Dakota County. The SNA protects high quality native dry sand-gravel prairie, mesic prairie, oak woodland and oak forest in an area otherwise dominated by agricultural land use and expanding housing developments.Find out more »