Minnesota Master Naturalist

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ADV - Native Trees and Shrubs in Spring-Cedar Creek

Native Trees and Shrubs in Spring-Cedar Creek website

2660 Fawn Lake Drive NE
East Bethel, MN 55005

Join expert botanist and long-time Cedar Creeker Barb Delaney for this spring plant exploration! Spring is a great time to distinguish woody plant species: some are in a rush to spread pollen or unfurl their leaf-buds, others are less hasty. Tender parts often have distinctive colors before fully matured. Barb will talk taxonomy (plant families, diagnostic features) a little bit throughout, but use common names for all the wonderful woodies and spring wildflowers. This leisurely hike begins at the Lindeman Center, crosses the road to Cedar Bog Lake, returns, then winds around the forest edges near the buildings. We leave promptly at 4:45pm and will return by 7:15pm. Ordinary outdoor footwear is fine unless there’s been lots of rain. Expect to walk 1.5 - 2 miles. Hike runs rain or shine!

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

Course Dates:

Meeting from 4:45 P.M. to 7:15 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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