Event Offers Info on Hardy Apples and the American Woodcock in MN
Two events are scheduled this weekend in conjunction with the Sky Dance Plant Swap in Wadena, MN.
On Friday, April 28, at 11am, as part of the the Sky Dance Plant Swap in Wadena, folks with gather at the Hardy Apples and Northern Fruits event to collect the hard-won wisdom of north central Minnesota gardeners and growers working in zone 3b, and colder, environments. Four regional growers will begin the discussion with the crowd favorite, the apples, and then expand to other fruits as the hour progresses. All attending are to join-in with their own experiences.This will create an invaluable body of information for newer gardeners and those who are expanding and diversifying their home orchards.
Later that evening, at 7:15pm, attend the Sky Dance Cafe event Celebration of the American Woodcock. The evening includes a presentation on woodcock natural history, population, and environmental needs... over food and refreshments. At the first "peent", just before dusk, the group will be led to a clearview of the display grounds for as much of the sky dance as each can follow before dark...this can be a challenge. To view a sky dance is a birder's delight, yet it has broader appeal since it ranks among nature's most interesting courtship displays in North America. For the bird's comfort the group limit is 20, with a special welcome extended to educators such as teachers, Master Naturalists, scout leaders, etc. There is a requested $10 contribution for refreshments. This evening event concludes a daylong free plant swap, with other important workshops, to which all are invited.
Register for events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or (218) 631-3084.
Both events are sponsored, in part, through a MN NCR-SARE mini-grant.