Apr 16 2019
Rare Plants in MN Prairies and the St. Croix River...

Rare Plants in MN Prairies and the St. Croix River...

Presented by Wild Ones-St. Croix Oak Savanna at FamilyMeans

Join Derek Anderson, a botanist with the Minnesota Biological Survey for an evening discussing rare plants of the upper midwest! An important part of conserving rare species is tracking them over time through repeated monitoring. Monitoring allows for a better understanding of life history, trends in population numbers, and responses to management activities. In Minnesota, we monitor several state and federally listed plant species. This includes the federally endangered Minnesota dwarf trout lily (Erythronium propullans) [pictured], the federally threatened western prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera praeclara, the federally threatened prairie bush clover (Lespedeza leptostachya), and the state species of special concern, small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum). We will end the program by looking at some of the rare plant species found in the St. Croix River watershed.

Derek Anderson is a botanist with the Minnesota Biological Survey, MN DNR. His primary focus is monitoring and surveying rare plant species in the prairie region of the state (western and southern Minnesota). Additionally, he is the state’s lead on rare plants listed as federally endangered or threatened in the state. Derek grew up in the St. Croix River Valley and enjoys spending time canoeing, kayaking, fishing and camping on the St. Croix River. He has participated in a number of volunteer plant surveys along the river in northwestern Wisconsin.

Free and everyone is welcome.

Admission Info


Phone: 651-275-0526

Email: st.croix.wild.ones@mac.com

Dates & Times

2019/04/16 - 2019/04/16

Additional time info:

Informal socializing 6:30 pm as we set up the room.

Location Info


1875 Northwestern Avenue South, Stillwater, MN 55082

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