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Lutsen Bioblitz invites public to contribute to community science

Editor’s note: Some events may have been canceled after the time of publication. Please check with local organizers.

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Self-Guided Bioblitz: Sept. 13-27, Lutsen Scientific and Natural Area, Cook County. From Lutsen, go 1.5 miles south on Minnesota Highway 61, then 0.75 miles north on County Highway 5 (Ski Hill Road). Park on east side, then take ski trail east to site. Self-guided Bioblitz allows individuals and household groups to get outside and contribute to community science. Sign up on iNaturalist at https://bit.ly/3cok6A4 and read journal postings for event updates, guidelines and tips before visiting site. No official trails at site. Prizes awarded. For more info, contact Alex Miller at 651-259-5165 or alex.miller@state.mn.us .

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Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory bird count trainee Maggie Brown, from left, fall count director John Richardson and counter Nick Pusateri watch for migrating raptors Aug. 29, 2020. Steve Kuchera / File / Duluth News Tribune

Hawk Weekend Festival 2021: Sept. 17-19, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, Duluth. The Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve is known as one of the best places in North America to experience the fall bird migration. Field trips, hikes, programs and activities for all ages. More info at hawkridge.org/event/hawk-weekend-festival-2021 .

Falcons Live!: 1-3 p.m. Sept. 18, Tettegouche State Park, 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on Minnesota Highway 61. Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present a program with several live birds to help the public understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons at the park, the North Shore and the Upper Midwest.

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55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Lincoln Park Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. This hike is 1.5 miles out and back on gravel trail along Miller Creek. Meet at trailhead off playground and parking lot near West Fifth Street. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Sept. 21; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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Chester Park Trail is a 2.5-mile loop inside Duluth between the Chester Park and East Hillside neighborhoods. Adelle Whitefoot / 2021 file / Duluth News Tribune

Women Hike Duluth: 6-7 p.m. Sept. 21, Chester Trail, meet at Chester Park, 1801 E. Skyline Drive, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Sept. 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21, Chester Park, 1800 E. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Sept. 18; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Nature Knowledge: Duluth's Water: 5-6 p.m. Sept. 22, Lester Park Trail, Duluth. Learn about the water cycle and how lakes, rivers and streams connect us. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $2. Registration deadline Sept. 20; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Wolf Care Webinar: First Day of Fall: 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Join the International Wolf Center in Ely for this one-hour webinar as we start to see the seasons change and the 2021 pups begin to mirror adult wolves. Cost $12 for Wolf Center members; $15 for non-members. Register at kurt.mead@state.mn.us .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 22, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery from certified instructors. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $5. Registration closes Sept. 19; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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Trapper Education Field Training Day: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 25, Iron Range Retriever Club's Ben Niemi Trial Grounds, 5029 Highway 7, Mountain Iron. The Minnesota Trappers Association is hosting a field training opportunity only; the online portion of the course must be successfully completed prior to the event. To register, contact Bert Highland at 218-600-7585.

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Late Season Moths Evening Program: 7-10 p.m. Sept. 25, Sax-Zim Bog Welcome Center, 8793 Owl Ave., Toivola. Explore the abundant moth diversity. Field trip limited to five vehicles. Free for members (those who have donated at least $25 in the past year). Registration required; visit https://bit.ly/38ecuxn.

Certified Volunteer ATV/Snowmobile Instructor Training Class: 1-5 p.m. Sept. 26, Wood City Riders Snowmobile Club, 100 S. Wheat Road, Cloquet. The certification will allow participants to teach the Department of Natural Resources' Hands On ATV and Snowmobile Safety Class. Must be at least 18 years old and pass a background check; be ATV and snowmobile certified; and complete a volunteer agreement. To register, provide your name, date of training and phone number of email to regional training officer Scott Fitzgerald at s cott.fitzgerald@state.mn.us or 218 513-8946.

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Sept. 26, Rose Garden, 15 S. 13th Ave. E., Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 3.8-mile trail from Enger Park to the Rose Garden. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Sept. 26. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Adaptive Archery for Beginner Youth: 5:30-6:15 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for youth participants who are interested in learning beginning levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/37hN3uG .

Adaptive Archery for Intermediate Youth 6:15-7 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for youth participants who are interested in learning intermediate levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/3rNcEoB .

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Adaptive Archery for Adults: 7-7:45 p.m. Sept. 27, Chalstrom's, 5067 Rice Lake Road, Duluth. This session is for adult participants who are interested in learning all levels of bow and arrow skills. Adaptive equipment and skilled instructors make archery possible for people with a wide range of abilities. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $90 for eight sessions on Mondays through Nov. 15. Register at https://bit.ly/3xjhlaV .

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, Quarry Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. Quarry Park is known for huge stone spaces used for climbing, but it also offers a hiking trail perfect for winter use. Parking available off North 59th Avenue West and Highland. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Sept. 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 29, Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1242 88th Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery from certified instructors. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $5. Registration closes Sept. 26; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve North End Forest Guided Hike and Annual Potluck: 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 2, Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve Burroughs Trailhead, 3060 North Shore Road, La Pointe, Wisconsin. Good hiking boots recommended for rustic trails. Potluck follows hike at noon, 1348 Big Bay Road. Free and open to public. More info available at miwp.org .

Orienteering: 10-11:30 a.m. Oct. 2, Quarry Park, end of 59th Avenue West, Duluth. Learn how to use a map and compass and practice navigation skills. All levels of experience welcome. The course may include hiking on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 8 and up. Fee $5. Registration deadline Sept. 28; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Family Discovery Day: Archaeology: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 2, Minnesota Discovery Center, 1005 Discovery Drive, Chisholm. Find out what archaeology is, what archaeologists do, and how we can learn about the past by looking at objects people left behind. Regular admission applies.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Ely's Peak, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 3; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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Gary Boelhower, left, and Gary Anderson, both of Duluth, hike on the Hawk Ridge portion of the Duluth Traverse multi-use in 2016. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 5, Hawk Ridge Trail, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. This trail starts and ends with great views overlooking Duluth. It features slight inclines and options for loop or out-and-back routes. Parking available along street near Hawk Ridge Nature Center entrance. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Oct. 5; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Intro to Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 6, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Learn basic safety, technique and process for shooting archery from certified instructors. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $5. Registration closes Oct. 3; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Split Rock Stories by Lantern Light: tours at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Six figures of Split Rock's history share some of what their lives were like. Each tour limited to 20 people. Bring flashlight. Cost $10-$15. For more info, call 218-226-637 or email splitrock@mnhs.org .

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Oct. 10, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 4.5-mile trail from the Rose Garden to Hartley Park. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Oct. 10. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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People walk on the newly repaired Lakewalk in Canal Park at the conclusion of dedication ceremonies June 5, 2021, in Duluth. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

55+ Hike: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 12, Lakewalk, Duluth. Fall hike series explores the seasonal changes at a different trail throughout six weeks. The Lakewalk features very gentle trade with loop and out-and-back options. Park in Canal Park and meet at the lighthouse parking lot. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 55 and up. Fee $2. Needs at least four participants to run. Registration deadline Oct. 12; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Women Hike Duluth: 1-3 p.m. Oct. 16, Magney Snively Trailhead, near 10005 W. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Free. Registration deadline Oct. 15; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

The Midwest Peregrine Society's Jackie Fallon compares Titan, a juvenile peregrine falcon, to a portrait of a peregrine by local artist Tim Pearson, at Tettegouche State Park in 2018. Jamey Malcomb / File / Lake County News-Chronicle free

Falcons Live!: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 17, Tettegouche State Park, 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay on Minnesota Highway 61. Jackie Fallon, of the Midwest Peregrine Society, will present a program with several live birds to help the public understand the past, present and future of peregrine falcons at the park, the North Shore and the Upper Midwest.

Parks After Dark: Stargazing Night Hike: 8-9:30 p.m. Oct. 19, Lester Park, 61st Avenue East and Superior Street, Duluth. Learn what creatures prefer the night to the day; practice your sense of hearing to experience nature; and do some stargazing. Hike up to 1 mile on uneven terrain. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $3. Registration deadline Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Full Moon Hike: 6-7:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Hartley Park, 3001 Woodland Ave., Duluth. Headlamps available or bring your own. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. All ages. Fee $5. Registration deadline Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Open Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 20, Washington Center gym, 310 N. First Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who've completed Parks and Rec's Intro to Archery class. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $8. Registration closes Oct. 17; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Guided Hike Series: Superior Hiking Trail: Arrive early to check in and be ready to board shuttle by 2:45 p.m. Oct. 24, Martin Road Trailhead, 3801 Martin Road, Duluth. Beginner-to-intermediate 3.1-mile trail from Hartley Park to the Martin Road Trailhead. All ages; under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Shuttle to meet at end location and transport hikers to start location. Hikers welcome to hike ahead at their own pace or stay with group. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Cost $5 per person. Registration closes 2:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Register at secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

Adaptive Rock Climbing: 5:30-6:30 p.m. or 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27, Burns Wellness Center, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth. Hosted by Courage Kenny. Cost $50 for four sessions on Wednesdays through Nov. 17. Register at https://bit.ly/3fjOcGk .

Open Archery: 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 27, Morgan Park Community Recreation Center, 1242 88th Ave. W., Duluth. Available for those who've completed Parks and Rec's Intro to Archery class. All equipment provided; no personal archery equipment allowed. Hosted by Duluth Parks and Recreation. Ages 9 and up. Fee $8. Registration closes Oct. 24; visit secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index .

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The Split Rock Lighthouse beacon glows at dusk during the beacon lighting and service in 2019 recognizing the 44th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Clint Austin / File / Duluth News Tribune

Edmund Fitzgerald Memorial Beacon Lighting: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 10, Split Rock Lighthouse, 3713 Split Rock Lighthouse Road, Two Harbors. Annual event commemorates sinking of freighter Edmund Fitzgerald and the loss of 29 crew members Nov. 10, 1975. Lighthouse, fog signal building and visitor center will be open. Costumed interpreters will greet visitors and provide historic site and shipwreck info. At 4:30 p.m., the lighthouse will close temporarily while the names of the crew members are read to the tolling of a ship's bell. Bring flashlight or headlamp. For more info, call 218-226-637 or email splitrock@mnhs.org .

Northern Pines Sled Dog Race: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 19, Northern Pines Golf Course, 69420 Airport Road, Iron River, Wisconsin. This sprint/mid-distance race is a downhill run through the golf course, entering the Bayfield County Trail system and the Tri-County Corridor. Food and free family events in a heated event center. Meet the mushers in the evening. For more info, visit northernpinessdr.com.

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