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Trailing Practice at Cedar Creek: Sat, Feb 15

posted Jan 22, 2020, 11:16 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jan 22, 2020, 11:17 AM ]
This months trailing practice will be at Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve. Our plan is to look for carnivore trails to follow. As we know from our wildlife tracking surveys, Cedar Creek supports a diversity of carnivores including coyotes, foxes, fisher and, at least some of the time, a wolf. If snow conditions are favorable, we will follow fresh carnivore trails to get a sense of how the animal is using the landscape.

Saturday, February 15
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will meet in Lindeman Lab
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve
2660 Fawn Lake Dr NE, Bethel, Minnesota 55005

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve is a 5,400 acre experimental ecological reserve operated by the University of Minnesota. It is located about 35 miles north of Minneapolis and St. Paul, just east of Bethel. Laying at the boundary between prairie and forest, Cedar Creek is a mosaic of uplands dominated by oak savanna, prairie, hardwood forest, pine forests, and abandoned agricultural fields and of lowlands comprised of ash and cedar swamps, acid bogs, marshes, and sedge meadows.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail, perhaps literally walking on thin ice. Please bring appropriate gear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that day.

We will gather at 9:00 at Lindeman Lab do our welcomes and get organized before heading out on the trail. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell at 612-388-4700. Please note that cell reception may be spotty and I will have my phone on silent once we are on a trail.

RSVPs are encouraged.

For a map & directions to Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, click here

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve