Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Winter Through a Hand Lens

Winter Through a Hand Lens website

8793 Owl Avenue
Toivola, MN 55765

As naturalists, a hand lens is an important tool. They help us see close up, whether that is to get a better identification of tricky species (like dragonflies and damselflies) or to get some appreciation of the minutiae of the world. Whatever their use, hand lenses are a great way to investigate something up close and personal!

Hand lenses get most of their use during the warmer season, but can definitely be used when snow is on the ground! This advanced training will take a slow approach to observing winter and will take time to investigate snowflakes, insect tunnels in wood, lichens, tree rings, leaf scars... the list goes on!

Please bring a hand lens to this training, and if you do not have one, we have a limited number to use at the Welcome Center (email Head Naturalist Clinton at naturalist@saxzim.org to reserve a hand lens for this course!). Plan on bringing a lunch and any other snacks and water you may need for the day. Expect to be outside for the duration of our time together, so plan to dress according to the weather. There will be little walking and any walking to be done will be on even ground.

There is no fee for this event.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus

Sponsor Information

Friends of Sax Zim Bog


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