The Minnesota Driftless Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts will host a field trip at Pleasant Bluff, a large bluff prairie remnant in Winona County, from 1:00 am to 3:00 pm on June 1st. Everyone is welcome to participate and see the restoration work that has been done in the previous year.
The field trip site will be a bluff prairie overlooking Pleasant Valley just outside of Winona, MN. In addition to the prairie flora at the site, participants can enjoy breath-taking views of the Mississippi River Valley, adjacent bluffs, and Winona, MN from the top of the bluff. Additionally, University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Professor Emeritus Jim Theler will be with us to share his expertise about two Driftless Region subjects: Pre-Columbian archaeology and terrestrial snails of goat prairies.
The terrain at this site is steep. Please wear sturdy footwear and bring bug repellent, sunscreen, water, and snacks.
From the Homer Road (CR 15) on the southeast edge of Winona, turn south on Pleasant Ridge Road (CR 25). Pleasant Ridge Road turns east and runs along the base (south side) of the bluff prairie where the work will be conducted - park safely on the side of the road at the base of the bluff. Use the following web address to see the site in Google Maps:
For more information, please contact Gabe Ericksen by phone (507-458-3684) or email ([email protected]).
Google map and directions