Photo by Paul Sundberg
May 29-31, 2015
Discover the birds,
wildflowers, geology and more of the dynamic and rich Northern
landscape. The Northern Landscapes Festival features a series of
interrelated, field focused courses, complimented by presentations
Planning for the 2015 event is underway. Expect more birding,
ecology, and geology courses on the schedule, along with featured
speaker legendary birder Bob Janssen. Coursework will be in place by
March 1 with a complete event overview to follow. More details to come!
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More ecology, geology and birding courses will be scheduled as
of March 1--please check back!
Starting May 29
What's This Rock? The Geologic Story of Minnesota's North Shore -
Boreal Field ID Workshop (with Bob!) - 1 day
Bird & Wildlife Photography: In the Field - 1 day
Starting May 30
Birding by Ear - 1 day
Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles - 1.25 days
Spring Wildlife Tracking - 1 day
ADJACENT CRAFT COURSES
Adirondack Chair Building
Knife, Bowl & Spoon: Four Days of Woodcraft
Building the Fisherman: Joe Seliga's Square-Stern Wood Canvas Canoe
Damascus Folding Jackknife: Make Your Own
Grindbygg - Norwegian 'Trestle Frame' Timber Framing
1. Where can we stay during the festival??
There are many wonderful places to stay both in Grand Marais
and throughout Cook County. Upon registration, North House
mails all participants a comprehensive listing of all
lodging and camping options in the area.
Information about lodging is also available from:
** Grand Marais Area
Tourism Association 888-922-5000
2. So, where is Grand Marais and North House Folk School?
Grand Marais, Minnesota, is located on the stunning and
rugged North Shore of Lake Superior. Grand Marais is about
100 miles northeast of Duluth or about 250 miles north of
the Twin Cities. From the Twin Cities take I35 north to
Duluth, and from Duluth proceed on Highway 61. Delta
Airlines serves both Minneapolis-St. Paul International and
Duluth International Airports.
3. What clothing and resources should I bring?
Upon registration, a comprehensive confirmation packet that
includes lodging options and recommended clothing lists will
be mailed to all participants.
Weather can be highly variable in Grand Marais and on the
Gunflint Trail this time of year. In addition to your
binoculars and spotting scopes, we suggest that you bring:
1. Layered, light-colored clothing; including
sweatshirts/light jackets & long pants
2. Rain gear
3. Waterproof footwear
5. Insect head net and repellent
6. Lightweight gloves