Summertime is always busy on the Gunflint Trail.
To give you an update our nesting pair of loons did have one baby chick on June 11. It is a bit hard to see but the chick is well protected in the wing of the parent.
We have had some great sightings on our trail cam that we have located on one of our hiking trails. We had visits from a nice bull and a young cow moose.
July will be busy in our Nature Center.
Sunday, July 8 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm we have a presentation from Pat Thomas on “Pollinators and other beneficial insects in your yard.”
Saturday, July 21 we have set aside the entire day to invasive plant identification. This event is kid friendly and fun for the whole family. Take part in an invasive species pull, make a fish print, or explore the beautiful Chik-Wauk grounds.
Schedule of Events:
10 am – Guided Hike and Pull. Get a close-up look at what a healthy native plant community, then lend a hand and help remove invasive species from elsewhere on the Chik-Wauk grounds. These efforts will help keep invasive plants from spreading along the wild and scenic Gunflint Trail and into the Superior National Forest!
Noon – Lunch. Provided for participants.
1 pm – Presentation by Jim Manolis. Jim will describe forest restoration efforts by The Nature Conservancy in NE Minnesota and its connections with invasive plants and animals.
2 pm – Guided Hike and Pull.
This program is brought to you by the Gunflint Trail Historical Society, Gunflint Trail Scenic Byway Committee, USDA Forest Service and the Northwoods Volunteer Connection
Sunday, July 22 David Battistel will give a presentation from 2:00- 3:00 pm on John Paulson. “The man behind the mystery.”
Sunday, July 29 Chik-Wauk has a special presentation by Doug Hall on dragonflies.
Now if July is this busy wait until you see what we have planned for August. To keep informed on all of the events that will be happening at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center visit our website, www.chikwauk.com.
Hope to see you up here this summer. If you have any questions about our events or special presentations please give us a call at 218-388-9915 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to hear from you.