Ancient Rocks of Minnesota’s Arrowhead, and the Plants that Love Them

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Date(s) - Tue, May 02, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Hartley Nature Center


John Green will review the dramatic geological history of the Arrowhead area, with maps and outcrop photos, and then feature some of the interesting common and more unusual plants in the area, especially those that like to grow on the rocks.
John Green is a retired Professor of Geology at UMD, having taught many courses especially Volcanology, Mineralogy, and Environmental geology.  His main area of research has been the bedrock geology of the North Shore area and the Ely area, where he has done extensive geological mapping, trying to uncover clues to this geological history.  Having been a general naturalist all his life, John is always looking at the plants and listening to the birds as he crashes through the woods or examines the lakeshore ledges.
Socializing and refreshments start at 6:30 pm, with the program beginning at 7 pm
Please note that the parking lot at Hartley Nature Center is in process of being re-constructed, making the lot unavailable on and off for a couple of weeks.  There is hope that it will be useable on May 2 but PLEASE watch for an email from me or check Hartley’s web site to be sure. The backup plan requires parking at the church on Woodland south of Hartley and walking a path along the creek to the nature center.

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