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Ιούλιος 26, 2021

Last Day!

Today was the last day of this self-guided Bioblitz at Spring Creek Prairie SNA! Thank you to all of our participants, we have so many great observations, phenomenal pictures, and a wonderful range of organisms documented! Stay tuned for the final results and prizes, which will be posted here in the journal as well as on the SNA Facebook page next week!

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Ιούλιος 19, 2021

Halfway there!

Hello BioBlitz participants! We’re half way through our two-week self-guided BioBlitz at Spring Creek Prairie SNA! So far, we have 52 observations, 43 species, 9 identifiers, and 2 observers! This is wonderful, thank you for helping document the biodiversity of this site and keep up the great work! We have one more week left, and we’d love to see a few more observers out at the site documenting species. Check out the previous journal post for details on visiting Spring Creek Prairie SNA to make observations.

o A few fun finds so far are wolf spiders observed by eecervantes, and butterfly milkweed observed by danieljones2. Thank you all!

o Have questions or want more information? Email Alex Miller, SNA Volunteer Outreach Specialist, at alex.miller@state.mn.us.

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Ιούλιος 12, 2021

Welcome to the Spring Creek Prairie SNA Self-guided Bioblitz!

Welcome to the third SNA Self-guided Bioblitz of the year at Spring Creek Prairie SNA! We’re excited to have your help recording the biodiversity of this site and welcome observations of all taxa. Please take some time to read the information below before visiting the SNA to make observations. To learn more about Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas, check out the website and visiting guidelines. For more information on how to use iNaturalist, check out this video tutorial from SNA naturalist, Arika Preas. And don’t forget to spread the word, using #SNABioBlitz2021!

Keep in mind, this is a self-guided Bioblitz, which allows individuals and household groups to get outside and contribute to citizen science while practicing safe social distancing. See more information on the DNR response to COVID-19.

Visiting Spring Creek Prairie SNA to make observations, Know Before You Go:

o Brief description: Spring Creek Prairie SNA lies within the Blufflands subsection, an area characterized by steep bluffs, broad floodplains and deep valleys eroded by rivers and streams. Check out the webpage for more information on this site.

o Visiting guidelines and rules for this site: Scientific and Natural Areas belong to us all; treat them with care. They protect the last remaining habitat for Minnesota's rarest plants and animals. Recreation is limited to protect this habitat and natural diversity.

o Be light on the land: don’t litter, don’t disturb wildlife, and don’t pick or collect any natural features. Leave only footprints, take only photos!

o Follow all site rules. Allowed: bird and wildlife watching, hiking, photography. Not allowed: Dogs, foraging, motorized vehicles, biking, camping. See the full list of rules on our webpage.

o Be aware that this site does not have any maintained trails or facilities and plan accordingly.

o Parking and directions: In Red Wing off US Hwy 61 0.3 mile S on Tyler Rd, then 350 feet W on Koseck Dr, then 0.3 mile S on Old Tyler Rd, then 0.5 mile S on Red Fox Dr, then 0.2 mile W on Wild Turkey Ln. Park at cul-de-sac. Coordinates: 44.551671, -92.591566. Google Maps directions

o What to bring and wear:

Dress for the weather, and also to prevent tick bites and poison ivy contact (wear long sleeves and long
pants tucked into socks, wear lightly colored clothing to spot ticks more easily)

Snacks and water
A hand lens, binoculars, a notebook, field guides, anything you like to use to observe!
Sun screen, bug spray, a hat
A boot brush, if you have one, to clean off your boots before and after your visit to prevent the spread of invasive species
o Have questions or want more information? Email Alex Miller, SNA Volunteer Outreach Specialist, at alex.miller@state.mn.us.

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