Sugaloaf North Shore Stewardship Association
Sugarloaf Cove by Chris Sandberg

2015 Calendar of Events

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Measuring Mercury Levels in Birds of Prey

Saturday, March 14, 2015
10 am
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Mercury levels vary across species and within species. While mercury levels are widely studied in birds, there is relatively little known about mercury levels in wild birds of prey. Join UMD graduate student, Ted Keyel at 10 am on March 14 at Sugarloaf Cove as he describes his work collecting and analyzing breast feathers for mercury content from raptors banded at Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory in Duluth, MN. The goal of this study is to create a baseline data set of mercury levels in raptors.

FREE but donations are appreciated!


Photo Phenology – The art and science of tracking our seasons

Saturday, April 11, 2015
10 am
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Spend a morning with Joe Walewski, Wolf Ridge Naturalist, exploring both phenology (the science of tracking the seasons) and photography. On Sunday, April 14, 2013 Joe began a personal quest – take as many images each day as necessary, but only select one that would capture the essence of that day. Saturday, April 11, 2015 will be the last calendar day of this two-year challenge. Come celebrate, share in stories, and help him begin year three! And, of course, bring your camera and learn a bit about digital photography while exploring the local phenology.

FREE but donations are appreciated!


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