- Max Trip Size: 12 people
Have you hiked past Bear Lake on the Superior Hiking Trail? Ever kayaked to islands off of Grand Marais? Do you like checking out caves in southeast Minnesota? Did you know you may have trekked right past the only recorded location of one of Minnesota’s rare plant species! If you searched it out and snapped a photo, even just on your everyday point and shoot, you could make a great contribution to MN plant knowledge base!
If you regularly get out and explore this great state, you’d make a perfect candidate to help catalog all of the 2,100+ Minnesota plant species for a public online field guide. This venture involves traveling to expected areas in search of elusive species in their time of bloom and taking photos of specimens. To learn more about how to find rapidly disappearing plants and what you can do to help, please attend an informational meeting. We’ll get a chance to see resources available, learn where to look, get some tips on getting the right photos, and meet other flower enthusiasts.
This meeting is in conjunction with TC Hiking Meetup, and there will be future outings where we can practice our flower hunting skills. Watch for a trip to Banning State Park in May! We’ll meet in New Brighton at 10:00, near 694 and Long Lake Road. When you sign up, I’ll send out the address. If you have a PowerPoint projector you can bring, please let me know.
Estimated cost: $0. Max trip size: 12.