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Tracking Club: Bug Out

posted Jul 8, 2017, 10:27 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jul 8, 2017, 10:28 AM ]
Come join us for Tracking Club at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, July 16
9:00am - 1:00pm

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center:

Ft. Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd
West St Paul, MN 55111


Join us as we welcome entomologist Jessica Miller for an exploration of insect track & sign. Miller has specialties in aquatic insects and their relationship to water quality; and native pollinators. She is a wild bee technician at the University of Minnesota Bee Lab and has worked on many projects to promote healthy urban watersheds. This month, she will help us learn signs of these ubiquitous, vital members of our biotic community. This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail, sometimes in very muddy conditions. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in whatever weather we may have that day.

We will gather at 9:00 in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about noon for wrap-up. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Jon's cell phone at 612-388-4700. Please note that cell reception is poor in much of the park.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

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Ft. Snelling Visitor Center