Making iNaturalist Work for You, 10 a.m. July 11, via Zoom. Join Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Scientific and Natural Areas Program naturalist Arika Preas for an interactive live workshop. Learn about iNaturalist, an online citizen science project that aims to make a “living record of life on Earth” by providing a platform for sharing observations of the living world. Also learn how to use it to help Minnesota’s Scientific and Natural Areas program. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. Cost: $5 per family. Register at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

Courage Kenny virtual events, ongoing via Zoom. Preregistration required. Free. Among upcoming events:

  • "Get Outdoors Parks and Trail Series" — Connect virtually with Courage Kenny staff, volunteers and other participants to share your favorite outdoor places, socialize and support each other. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Themes: July 14, hike with guests Sam and Tracy Tobeka of the Three Rivers Park District; July 21, hike with a guest; and July 28, Superior Hiking Trail.

Go to https://account.allinahealth.org/servicelines/815 and click on "Classes and Events" or email couragekenny@allina.com.

"Duluth's Water," 6-7 p.m. July 15, Kingsbury Creek Trail, Duluth. Learn about the water cycle and how our lakes, rivers and streams connect us. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: July 12. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

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Split Rock Lighthouse opens, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week starting July 15, Two Harbors. Guests can explore the grounds and the fog signal building and get an up-close look at the lightstation from the outside. Other indoor spaces will be closed. A pop-up store will be set up outside. Timed entry tickets can be purchased at www.mnhs.org/visit or through the box office at 651-259-3015. A limited number of tickets will be available for walk-ups. Cost: $8. Visit www.mnhs.org/splitrock.

Split Rock Lighthouse on Minnesota's North Shore, as seen on Nov. 10, 2015. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)
Split Rock Lighthouse on Minnesota's North Shore, as seen on Nov. 10, 2015. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Women Hike Duluth, 6-7 p.m. July 21, Superior Hiking Trail's Munger Trail trailhead, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. All ages. Free. Registration deadline: July 18. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog.

Lunch Break Hike, 12:30-1:15 p.m. July 22, Park Point Trail, Duluth. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: July 19. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Superior Hiking Trail Association "Fourth Fridays," 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 24, Grand Marais; Aug. 28, Duluth; Sept. 25, Schroeder; and Oct. 23, Silver Bay-Finland. This series of volunteer opportunities during the trail-building season are a way for first-time volunteers to get involved, learn basic skills and give back to the Superior Hiking Trail. Tasks may include lopping a brushy section of trail, moving materials to a project site or basic trail restoration. Contact Jo Swanson at jswanson@superiorhiking.org for more information.

Fishers: Rarely Seen Carnivores of the North Woods, 10 a.m. July 25, via Zoom. Join Natural Resources Research Institute wildlife ecologist Michael Joyce as he discusses the history and current status of the fisher population in Minnesota via a live meeting. He will talk about their latest research including research to examine cavity availability, whether artificial den boxes are a viable habitat management tool for fishers, and interactions between bobcats and fishers. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. Cost: $5 per family. Register at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

A male fisher on a fisher nest box in Carlton County. (Photo courtesy of the Natural Resources Research Institute)
A male fisher on a fisher nest box in Carlton County. (Photo courtesy of the Natural Resources Research Institute)

Weeknight Hike, 6-7 p.m. July 28, trailhead at North 24th Avenue West, Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: July 25. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

"Tree ID," 6-7 p.m. July 29, Magney Snively Natural Area, 10005 W. Skyline Parkway, Duluth. The natural area is a highly functional, viable ecosystem consisting of a diverse mosaic of wetlands, uplands and rock outcrop communities. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: July 27. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Full Moon Hike, 8-9 p.m. Aug. 3, Brewer Park Trail, Duluth. Enjoy the peacefulness of the forest under the night sky. Headlamps available or bring your own. All ages. Fee: $2. Registration deadline: July 31. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog/index.

Ticks, Mosquitoes and Our Health, 10 a.m. Aug. 15, via Zoom. Learn about which types of ticks and mosquitoes live here in Minnesota, the health risks associated with them, and how to better enjoy the great outdoors by keeping ticks and mosquitoes away. Hosted by Sugarloaf Cove Nature Center. Cost: $5 per family. Register at sugarloafnorthshore.org.

Women Hike Duluth, 6-7 p.m. Aug. 18, Highland Street-Twin Ponds, Superior Hiking Trail, Duluth. Wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. All ages. Free. Registration deadline: Aug. 15. Register at https://secure.rec1.com/MN/duluthparks/catalog.

University of Minnesota Duluth Rental Center, noon-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center will be open for no-contact curbside pickup and drop-off. all Call 218-726-6134 to reserve outdoor gear. For more info, visit umdrsop.org.