March 19, 10 am
Join gull fanatic Clinton Nienhaus at Sugarloaf Cove on March 19 at 10 am to discover the amazing diversity of gulls found along the North Shore.
You may know them as seagulls, but did you know that there are many species of gulls and that the North Shore and Duluth are a great place to look for them? The North Shore is host to many species of overwintering gulls including Iceland, Glaucous, Thayer’s, Great Black-backed, and Herring Gulls . But you can also find the less common Lesser Black-backed and Ring-billed Gulls or something really rare! Iceland, Glaucous, and Thayer’s Gulls are high Arctic breeders and Great and Lesser Black-backed Gulls visit from the east coast. But, how do you know who is who?
Join Clint as he talks about these amazing birds and gives you some great identification tips.
Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family.
Minnesota Master Naturalist is a program developed through the University of Minnesota Extension Service that educates adults about Minnesota's natural resources, empowers them to teach others and provides opportunities to participate in conservation projects. Where better to take the Northwoods-Great Lakes Master Naturalist course than right on the shores of Lake Superior at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center in Schroeder, Minnesota?
Participants will learn about the fascinating geology, plant and animal communities, inland lakes and bogs, ecology and human interactions of the Northwoods, as well as Lake Superior in this course.
The course will run from 9 am to 5 pm every other Saturday for 6 sessions beginning February 20 and ending May 7, 2016. Field trips will be incorporated into the scheduled class days. A capstone project is expected of participants, as well as the commitment to volunteer for 40 hours during the year.
The course cost is $275 and includes course manuals and materials. Scholarships are available.