Butterwort Cliffs- Limited Access- why is it needed? – Aug 11

August 11, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Butterwort Cliffs SNA
From Grand Marais 7 miles SW on MN Hwy 61.Meet in the Cascade River State Park picnic area parking lot.

Butterwort Cliffs consists of a narrow strip of wet rock and dry bedrock shore communities on Lake Superior and the aspen-birch forest that extends from the rock shore to the northern border of the SNA. A variety of colorful lichens, ranging from orange to gray to green, cover much of the bedrock shoreline.

This area is closed April 1 to July 15. But why?? Join naturalist, Margie Menzies, as she answers this question and leads you on a nature walk in this little-known SNA. Wear sturdy shoes as there is not a trail.

Meet in the picnic area parking lot at Cascade River State Park. You do not need a park sticker as we will not leave our cars there.

Funding for this program is provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund as recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR).

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