Long Lake Prairie in Bloom (Pairie Tuesday #1)

Date/Time
Tue, Jun 18 , 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Location
Long Lake Regional Park (2nd parking/RIGHT)
1500 Old Highway 8,
New Brighton, MN 55112

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This is the first of three summer Prairie Tuesday evening walks to observe, comment on, and enjoy native flower diversity. Each walk will have a secondary focus for discussion – the topic for this walk is: Prairie Walk 101 – How do native plants improve the bird-life web?

Come and enjoy delightful, blooming, summer prairie plants at this easily accessible location!

Why Prairies?

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

Why This Prairie?

Many years ago a prairie was installed in Long Lake Regional Park. It matured well, the diversity is notable, and exactly what will be in bloom on this date changes from year to year yet is generally predictable. The combination of expectation coupled with surprise promises to make this a memorable evening.

Mid-June used to be early in the prairie bloom period, but 2018 found it much farther along at this date. We will see what 2019 offers.

Directions

The Long Lake Regional Park entrance is on Old Highway 8 in New Brighton. Enter the park and drive to the second parking lot which is on the RIGHT side of the road.

Easiest is to come on I-35W to MN Hwy 96, one exit north of I-694, go west on MN 96 to the T at Old Highway 8. Turn south on Old Highway 8, go about ½ mile to the Park Entrance on the right (west) side of the road.

General Instructions

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

Registration

No registration required

Difficulty

Easy.

The walk is short on level but sometimes slightly uneven ground.

Leader

Chase Davies, 651-633-1663        RockyBirder@gmail.com