Fish Creek Prairie at Sundown CANCELLED (summer Tuesday #3)

Date/Time
Tue, Aug 29 , 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Fish Creek Preserve
1507 Henry Lane,
Maplewood, MN 55119

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SORRY – this event cancelled. Plan for next year.

This is the third of three of SPAS’ summer Tuesday evening prairie walks to observe, comment on, and enjoy native prairie plant diversity. Each walk will have a secondary focus for discussion – the topic for this walk will be adaptations and interrelationships of prairie plants and animals.   I hope you will come to enjoy the activity in this young prairie.

Why Prairies?

Briefly: Birds need insects. Insects need food. Plants provide foods. People, as well as needing food, thrive on the calm and beauty of natural places.

Why This Prairie?

Fish Creek Natural Area, is one of a great assortment of parks, preserves and natural areas in Maplewood. We will walk about a mile using the new blacktop trail and some mowed trails on blufftop, gently rolling, terrain. We will not scramble to Fish Creek. Fish Creek Preserve’s prairie faces westward with some views across the Mississippi River valley. Sundown occurs during this event. Exactly what will be in bloom on this date changes from year to year, yet is generally predictable. The expectation of surprise first drew me to this prairie just last year.

Directions

Go to I-94 and Century Avenue, go south about 3.5 miles to the end of Century Avenue where it turns west becoming Carver Avenue. Go west on Carver to just past I-494, immediately past I-494 turn south (left) onto Henry Lane. Travel about a half mile to the Fish Creek Natural Area turn around and park on the street as directed.

Special Instructions

Bring a 10 power magnifier or Chase will have some 10 power loupes to loan. Consider bringing a camera.

Registration

No registration required.

Difficulty

Easy.

The walk will be about a mile mainly on wide trails.

Leader

Chase Davies, 651 633 1663 – ccdavies@aol.com