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Currently Scheduled Northern Ecology Courses

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Basic Botany for Wild Crafters, Ecologists, and Herbalists

Take your botanical chops to the next level with plant taxonomic skills — the foundation of…
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2023
Day 1: 3pm-5pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Cynthia Lane
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Birding by Ear

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs, calls, and the…
Thu, May 25th, 2023
6am-2pm
Instructor: Ann Russ
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Discovering the Language of Birds

We call them songs, but in reality, those sweet bird chirps and calls are more than a happy little…
Fri, Jun 9th, 2023
8am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sat, Jun 10th, 2023
8am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Lichens: Pioneers of the North Woods

Often overlooked and clearly underappreciated, our lichens are wonderfully diverse and surprisingly…
Sat, Jun 3rd, 2023
9am-4pm
Instructor: Joe Walewski
Sun, Jun 4th, 2023
9am-4pm
Instructor: Joe Walewski
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North Shore Birding Workshop

Spring in northeastern Minnesota is truly alive with life. After a winter of cold and white, there…
Sat, Jun 3rd, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2023
7am-4pm each day
Instructor: Joshua Watson
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Spring Birding on the North Shore

Spring offers excellent birding opportunities on the North Shore: with the arrival of warblers and…
Sat, Jun 3rd, 2023
7am-3pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Spring Phenology in the Field: Wildflowers and Beyond

Phenology is the recording of the natural calendar—the arrival times of various migrating…
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2023  –  Sat, Jun 3rd, 2023
Day 1: 9am-6pm; Day 2: 9am-4pm
Instructor: Jim Gilbert
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What’s This Rock? The Geologic Story of the North Shore

The cobbled beaches and rocky cliffs of the North Shore can inspire some serious geological…
Fri, Jun 2nd, 2023  –  Sun, Jun 4th, 2023
Day 1: 4pm-7pm, Day 2: 8:30am-4:30pm, Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Jim Miller