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ADV - Plants at the Edge of the Forest-Cedar Creek

Plants at the Edge of the Forest-Cedar Creek website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join expert botanist and longtime Cedar Creeker, Barb Delaney, for a spring plant hike! The wetland edges are Barb's favorite places at Cedar Creek. On this hike, we’ll walk from the Lindeman Research and Discovery Center, cross the road, and identify what’s emerging around Crone’s Knoll and elsewhere in the species-rich zone between dry upland forest and swamp. Of course, we’ll soak up the spring panorama from the dock at Cedar Bog Lake, too. Spring is a great time to identify broad patterns of woody vegetation on the landscape by their distinctive spring colors. Most of the time, we’ll be off-trail seeking fiddleheads, hepatica, fungi, flowering sedges, and surprises. Wear water-repellant footwear (we won’t be slogging in water) and we will tread lightly on the moist soil. If you are an iNaturalist user, come prepared to document what you see for the 2018 City Nature Challenge! Social time 2:45-3:00 and 5:00-5:15 at the Lindeman Center. Please use side door/conference room. We start the walk promptly at 3pm.

The course cost is $20 and includes course manuals and supplies.

Course Dates:

Meeting from 2:45 P.M. to 5:15 P.M. on:

Instructor Information

Caitlin Potter

Dr. Potter is the education and outreach coordinator at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Her background is in wildlife ecology, and she holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology as well as a masters and Ph.D in ecology and evolutionary biology. She studied wildlife and animal behavior all over the world (mostly monkeys in Ethiopia) before finding her true passion doing environmental education! Now, she runs school field trips and public events at CCESR, works with scientists to get their results into the hands of students, and organizes several citizen science projects.

Sponsor Information

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve

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