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Northern Landscapes Festival

Fri, May 31, 2019 - Sun, Jun 2, 2019
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Overview

Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the focus of this festival. Participation in the festival is open to anyone interested in hands-on learning and curious about the dynamics of the northern landscape. More than a dozen field-focused courses form the backbone of the event, with evening presentations rounding out the full weekend schedule. We welcome back many favorite offerings, including Lichens: Pioneers of the Northwoods, Boreal Birding Workshop with Bob Janssen, Wildlife Tracking through Remote Camera Photography and Birding by Ear with Ann Russ. New this year-- Spring Birding with Michael Karns and Raptors of the North Shore with Mikki Brevig.

This year, we welcome the Raptor Center, part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations. An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation. Mikki Brevig, Raptor Center Interpreter will offer a full-day workshop, family program and a public presentation. She’ll be joined by some feathered friends as well!

Highlights

FEATURED PROGRAMS

Saturday, June 1     7:30 pm        Raptors of the Midwest

Whether spotted soaring through the air over the palisades at Tettegouche, perched in the tallest white pine on a remote Boundary Waters lake or digging into a roadkill buffet along Hwy 61, raptors are a familiar sight on the North Shore. Join Michaela Brevig of The Raptor Center to discover the 31 species of raptors of Minnesota. She’ll share images, range maps, and audio recordings to introduce many types of these amazing birds seen throughout the region, with a special emphasis on the species that can be seen on the North Shore.  

 

Sunday, June 2    10am-noon        Family Program: Raptors!

Join in the fun with the whole family on Sunday morning. This family program will enrapture all ages, with a live raptor presentation that will explore raptor natural history, their role in our shared environment, and common environmental threats they face. The program will include an eagle, hawk, falcon, and owl. After a quick snack break, we’ll delve into the recovery of the Peregrine Falcon, a powerful success story for what is possible when we come together to protect species and their environments. This part of the program will tell this incredible story and TRC’s role in the recovery of the Peregrine Falcon in the Midwest. To experience the extent of eggshell degradation due to DDT, the program will include an interactive eggshell strength demonstration that will leave audiences shocked!  No registration necessary, kids and parents of all ages are welcome, though the material will be geared towards ages 7+.

Course Offerings

Teaser image for Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Join Wait List
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Instructor: Jim Gilbert
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Birding By Ear

Join Wait List
Fri, May 31st, 2019
Instructor: Ann Russ
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Boreal Birding Workshop

Join Wait List
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Instructors: Bob Janssen, Joshua Watson
Teaser image for Wool: The Full Experience

Wool: The Full Experience

Join Wait List
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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Master Naturalist: Northwoods and Great Lakes

Space Available
Tue, May 28th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Instructors: Margie Menzies, Lisa Tracy
Teaser image for Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts, and More

Join Wait List
Thu, May 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: Jock Holmen
Teaser image for Wildlife Tracking through Remote Camera Photography

Wildlife Tracking through Remote Camera Photography

Space Available
Fri, May 31st, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 1st, 2019
Instructor: Ryan Pennesi