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Northern Landscapes Festival 2021: Online Edition

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Image of Northern Landscapes Festival 2021: Online Edition
Image of Northern Landscapes Festival 2021: Online Edition

Overview

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2021 online event! here's hoping we'll all be gathering in person June 3-5, 2022. Here's a look back at 2021:

Each year we celebrate the arrival of spring in the north woods with coursework and speakers that explore natural history and our connection with the natural world. We know that not everyone can make it north to celebrate with us, so we’re bringing some of the northern spring to you via terrific webinar speakers.  In the meantime, we encourage you to get out in the field… of your own backyard! 

All events are free and open to anyone who can Zoom in!

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Spring Ephemerals with Master Naturalist Margie Menzies

Thu, May 6 | 07:00 PM CT

A virtual tour of Margie's favorite ephemerals of the boreal and maple forests

Details & Register (free!)

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Dragonflies of the North Woods

Thu, May 13 | 07:00 PM CT

Kurt Mead, author of the award-winning Dragonflies of the North Woods will talk about the wonders of dragonflies and damselflies.

Details & Register (free!)

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An Evening with Bob Janssen

Thu, May 20 | 07:00 PM CT

Bob will reflect on his long career observing and cataloging the avian life of Minnesota and share more than a few good stories.

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Event Details

Spring Ephemerals with Master Naturalist Margie Menzies

Thursday, May 6 | 07:00 PM CT

The forest floor blossoms this time of year and the vernal ponds are alive with the sounds of frogs and toads. Join Margie Menzies for a virtual tour of her favorite ephemerals of the boreal and maple forests, as well as dive into the chilly spring waters to discover some of our friendly local amphibians.  Next time you get out for spring walk, you’ll be sure to remember a few more names of these welcome signs of spring.

Register in advance for this meeting

 

Dragonflies of the North Woods

Thursday, May 13 | 07:00 PM CT

Kurt Mead, author of the award-winning Dragonflies of the North Woods will talk about the wonders of dragonflies and damselflies. Minnesota is uniquely situated on the continent and thus has a wide variety of species of these “charismatic microfauna”. Kurt has surveyed dragonflies from corner to corner of the state, covering most of Minnesota’s counties.

Register in advance for this meeting

 

An Evening with Bob Janssen

Thursday, May 20 | 07:00 PM CT

Bob Janssen, the dean of Minnesota birding and beloved North House instructor, has spent eight decades observing and cataloging the avian life of Minnesota. He is the author of the classic and indispensable guidebook Birds in Minnesota, revised and expanded in 2019 to reflect the dramatic changes since the original edition was published nearly a half-century earlier. Bob will reflect on his long career and share more than a few good stories in conversation with his apprentice and co-instructor Josh Watson.

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Course Offerings

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All About Morel Mushrooms: Online Course

Tue, Apr 27th, 2021  –  Tue, May 4th, 2021

7:00-8:30pm CT: Tuesday, April 27; Thursday, April 29; Tuesday, May 4

Instructor: Michael Karns
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Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Exploring your Local Tree Canopy Online Course

Tue, May 4th, 2021  –  Tue, May 25th, 2021
7pm - 8pm CT on 4 Tuesdays, May 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th
Instructor: Sarah Nassif