Sugarloaf: The North Shore Stewardship Association
Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center, SW of Schroeder
Fri, 10/09/2015 (All day) - Sat, 10/31/2015 (All day)
Sugarloaf Cove southwest of Schroeder is a 35-acre preserved site, with foot trails leading to a beautiful sheltered cove on the lake, and including a 7.5-acre Minnesota Scientific and Natural Area, open to the public. Trails are open from dawn to dusk year-round. The Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center is open on weekends during the fall, with a resident naturalist, and on weekdays when staffed by volunteers.
Family-friendly programs continuing through October:
"Superior Rocks!" -- Fridays at 2 pm: Sugarloaf Cove is an incredible place to explore geology. Naturalist Margie will tell the geological story of the formation of the Sawtooth Mountains and Lake Superior, and also show participants how to recognize common rocks found in the area.
Bird Banding -- Saturdays, 7 am to noon: Weather permitting, visitors can stop in anytime to take a close look at songbirds. Naturalist Margie and helpers will be banding birds and monitoring the populations of songbirds that nest and travel through Sugarloaf Cove, adding to the growing research on North Shore birds. Visitors can learn more about the banding process and its importance in understanding the lifespan, movement, and productivity of songbirds.
Sugarloaf "Fun"ology Walk -- Sundays at 10 am: Naturalist Margie will lead participants on a short hike and will share fun facts about nature's seasonal changes at Sugarloaf Cove -- including what is happening with trees, plants, animals, and birds.
Sugarloaf Cove is located approximately six miles southwest of Schroeder, at mile 73.3, 9096 Hwy 61. More information about programs and events and registration are available from Molly Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 218-525-0001, and on the website, www.sugarloafnorthshore.org. The local phone at Sugarloaf is 663-7659.