Boreal Birding Festival Coming Up

Birders and students will flock to Grand Marais June 4-7 for the Boreal Birding and Northern Landscape Festival at the North House Folk School campus.

 The festival opens with a presentation scheduled at the U.S. Forest Service Gunflint Ranger Station titled “The Remarkable Gray Jay: Ecology, Forestry, Research” at 7 p.m. June 4. 

The Friday (June 5) evening program is “Looking Through The Lens At The Boreal Forest” with Layne Kennedy, nationally recognized magazine photographer, presenting a slide show from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the North Shore to the archipelago of the Apostle Islands. The program takes place at the Betsy Bowen Studio at 7pm.

The final presentation of the weekend takes place at 7 p.m. June 6 on the North House Folk School campus. “Into The Night — Shining The Light on Boreal Owls Of Minnesota” will be presented by North Shore “owler” Bill Lane.

 Registration is not required for any of the presentations. Admission to each presentation is $5 per person, paid at the door. North House Folk School members are admitted free.

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