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Busy weekend of events ahead at Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center

Jul 03, 2019 01:53PM ● By Editor

Media Release from Sugarloaf Nature Cove - July 3, 2019

Looking for something to do this holiday week/weekend with your holiday guests? Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is offering something for everyone, Thursday - Sunday.

North Shore Birding Tour
July 4, 8 am

Sugarloaf's naturalist, Margie, is leading a North Shore birding trip starting at 8:00 am.Meet in the parking area at Sugarloaf Cove and be prepared to carpool to other nearby locations for a morning bird exploration to see which birds are resident and raising young in the area this year. We’ll start with a look around at Sugarloaf and then proceed to other area locations. We will plan to be back at Sugarloaf by 11:00 am.

Bring your own binoculars, or plan to borrow a loaner pair from Sugarloaf. Let’s see what we can see and hear in the area!

$5 per person payable tomorrow morning.

Bird Banding Demonstration
July 5, 7 am - noon, weather dependent

Come any time between 7 am and noon (but earlier is better) and see what birds are nesting around Sugarloaf Cove. Donations appreciated.

Special Event - Solving Lake Superior's Mysteries
July 6, 10 am

Lake Superior is a very big and very deep lake. These factors make collecting data such as temperature and water quality difficult. However, the University of Minnesota’s Large Lakes Observatory and the EPA have a solution – gliders.

EPA researcher, Tom Hollenhorst, will take you on a journey through the waters of Lake Superior. Tom will talk about the gliders – autonomous underwater vehicles, which collect data by diving down into the water column and back to the surface as they travel through the lake to sets of programmed GPS coordinates. 

Donations appreciated.

Geology Walk at Sugarloaf Cove
July 7, 10 am

There are so many different kinds of rocks on the Sugarloaf Beach! How did they form, how did Lake Superior get here, did all these rocks come from around here, how do you know an agate when you find one, what about Thomsonite? All sorts of questions come up when you look at rocks. Join Margie on a casual walk at Sugarloaf Cove and discover how the North Shore came to be the beauty it is.

Donations appreciated.

More events:

We  have 2 programs planned that require registration: 

On July 8, 16 and 20 we need volunteers to help pull invasive plants at Sugarloaf Cove. 
Visit our Invasive Weed Pull Events page for more information.

See our calendar to plan your next visit to Sugarloaf Cove.

Molly Thompson
[email protected]