He Mni Can & Red Wing Shoes Field Trip

Sunday, April 28 – 9:30 a.m.

Location: He Mni Can (Barn Bluff)

Join us in Red Wing on Sunday, April 7th for a double-header field trip.

Starting at 9:30, we’ll meet at the He Mni Can (aka Barn Bluff) parking lot for a trip across the bluff with Nicky Buck.  Nicky is a member of the Prairie Island Indian Community and she’ll be sharing her knowledge about the native plants at the site and their cultural significance.  Nicky was a presenter at the 2023 Prairie Enthusiasts annual conference and she got rave reviews.  We’re fortunate she’ll share her time with us on a bluff prairie where we can see first hand the plants she knows intimately.

After the He Mni Can portion of the field trip, we’ll visit a prairie reconstruction project at Red Wing Shoes.  The prairie reconstruction is part of the company’s sustainability efforts and they’re excited to interact with the Minnesota Driftless chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts.

If you’re interested in attending, please send your RSVP to Gabe Ericksen (gtericksen@gmail.com).  Be sure to send Gabe your RSVP because if the event has to be adjusted or cancelled, only the people who RSVP’d will be notified.

If you plan to attend, wear clothing appropriate for the season, including sturdy footwear suitable for the hike on the bluff.  Ticks are out so take necessary precautions, and bring your preferred hydrating fluids and snacks to keep you happy.  Sunscreen would probably be good too.

The event is finished.


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