MIWP Forest Classroom: See the Forest And the TREES!
Free and Open to the Public!
A forest community is much beyond the trees, but the trees play a dominant role in determining everything else that happens in that community. We know they are busy producing oxygen that allows us to breathe — but there is so much more. Let’s spend time exploring individual trees in the Madeline Island Forest. Who’s who in the tree world, and how do we know? We will use leaves, bark and shapes to find out. What are trees providing for the forest system? Who lives in the trees, and what changes for trees through the summer season? Are trees connected and can they communicate with each other? Let’s explore and find out. There is a lot more going on with trees than meets the eye at first glance.
Location: Burroughs Trail Head, 2.5 miles north of Benjamin Blvd on the North Shore Drive
Leader: Margie Menzies Margie is Education Program Director for Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth. After years teaching in the formal classroom, this educator has abandoned the indoors, for the great outdoor classroom. She is a veteran instructor in the MN Master Naturalist training program and naturalist at Sugar Loaf Cove up the North Shore in MN.