Everyone is welcome to join the Minnesota Driftless Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts and the Wild Ones Twin Cities for a co-sponsored field trip at Frontenac State Park in Goodhue County on September 14th from 10:00–2:00. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet people who represent a broad range of complimentary interests and passions such as prairie conservation, native plant landscaping, and pollinators. There will be multiple remnant and restored prairies and savannas sites available to explore and mid-September wildflowers in bloom should include goldenrods, asters and sunflowers. The field trip will start at an area with numerous trails that represent easy-moderate terrain and conditions but field trip participants are welcome to explore off-trail and along steeper bluffs.
Note that vehicles entering Frontenac State Park are required to have a valid State Park permit. It is unknown at this time if the park office on the entrance road will be open on September 14th, but permits can be purchased online at the following Minnesota DNR website:
We’ll meet at 10:00 in the parking lot that is between the enclosed picnic shelter and the promontory at the edge of the bluff overlooking Lake Pepin. Use the following Google Maps link to find the location of the parking lot:
If you have questions about the field trip please contact Steve Winter at [email protected] or 402-310-5460.