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Plant ID Mini Course

Topic: Ordway Prairie Plant Identification Focusing on Native Prairie and Wetland Species

Where: Ordway Prairie, 31505 MN Highway-104, Glenwood, MN 56334

Guide: Rhett Johnson – DNR Prairie Specialist

Rhett Johnson has worked for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for three years where his duties include prairie management, developing easements on private lands, prescribed fire, ecological evaluation, and teaching people about plants. His career has included working for a private ecological consulting firm, The Nature Conservancy, and the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Rhett also worked for eight years as an independent botanist on projects all over the country. Rhett has a Bachelor of Science in biology from Iowa State University and a Master of Science in biology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth.

Agenda: 11:45-12:00 Gather at Parking Area

12:00-2:45 Tour of Various Sites and Hands-On Plant Identification

2:45-3:00 Wrap-up Q&A and Discussion