Maidenhair Fern

What’s that plant?

Have you ever found yourself face to face with a plant or animal track that you just can’t place? Have you heard familiar birdsong you wish you could Shazam? Well thanks to your smartphone, you don’t have to have a degree in natural sciences to become more familiar with the world outside (and yes, there’s [...]

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Katherine paddling on lake

Generation Z in Nature

by Katherine Solohub, May-program high school intern at the Minnesota Land Trust In ninth grade as a part of a religion course at my school, I was asked when religion is most present in my life. Although the two words are frequently considered to be synonymous, I do not consider myself a religious person, but [...]


forested vernal pool

What’s a Vernal Pool?

This piece first appeared in our 2018 Landowner Newsletter. A “Vernal Pool,” You Say? Vernal pools (also known as ephemeral pools) are seasonal wetlands that provide essential habitat for wildlife, serving as the primary breeding ground for several species of amphibians and invertebrates, and important foraging habitat for many reptiles, mammals and birds. They can [...]




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