Fish Creek Prairie at Sundown (Prairie Tuesday #3)

Tue, Sep 10 , 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fish Creek Preserve
1507 Henry Lane,
Maplewood, MN 55119

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This is the last of three summer Prairie Tuesday evening walks to observe, comment on, and enjoy native flower diversity. Each walk has a secondary focus for discussion – the topic for this walk is: Autumnal falling temperatures with shortening days bring preparations for big changes to the local bird-life web.

Fish Creek Preserve’s prairie offers fabulous westward views from Maplewood across the Mississippi River valley.

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?

Fish Creek has a lot going for it, so it is a place I want to visit often. Going with others is the best and an opportunity to show off a very comfortable, urban location undergoing well planned active restoration. We look only at the prairie, and there also is a great, wooded ravine especially nice for spring flowers and summer shade.


From I-94 and Century Avenue, go south about 3.5 miles to the end of Century where it turns west becoming Carver Avenue. Go west and immediately past I-494 turn south (right) onto Henry Lane. Travel about 1/2 mile to the Fish Creek Natural Area; turn around and park on the street as directed.

General Instructions

Bring your 10 power magnifier or borrow one from Chase. Consider a camera and bug repellent. Wear closed-toe shoes with socks above the ankle.


No registration required


Moderate walk


Chase Davies   651-633-1663