Have you ever wondered what is a plant with the pink flowers? Or red berries? Here is your chance to find out while enjoying a stroll down the Brown’s Creek trail! Plants will be marked with signage along the trail. Fun for All AGES! The path is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Great opportunity for outdoor classroom time! Leashed furry four-legged friends are also welcome!
DOWNLOAD THE PLANT LIST 2022 Understanding what grows on and lives in our yards and parks will help us better understand how to keep our natural settings healthy. A diverse plant area can attract and support many more bees, birds, bugs, and butterflies than mowed lawns. As we develop more land, we lose diverse habitats, which means we lose habitat for bees, birds, bugs, and butterflies! Who: Families, adults
What: Trailside plant identification displays
Where: Browns Creek Trail starting at the Neal Ave Park, 8312 Neal Ave N, Stillwater, MN 55082.
Garden at the parking lot
Trail east of the parking lot for 1/4 mile distance.
When: Signs will be up throughout the first week of each month:
May 1st - 7th
June 1st - 7th
July 1st - 7th
August 1st - 7th
September 1st - 7th
Why: Learn what plants are along the Gateway Browns Creek Trail
If you wish to know what plants are along the trail, here is your chance!
Watch for plant signage, try some plant ID apps, and follow these plants throughout the seasons.
Plant ID apps to learn more about any plants (all are Android and iOS compatible)
iNaturalist: plants and animals (i.e. bugs, birds, and bees)
Requirements No Registrations Needed: Stop by at your leisure! Plant signs stay up all week! WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR? All AGES! The path is stroller and wheelchair friendly. Great opportunity for outdoor classroom time! Leashed furry four-legged friends are also welcome!
WHAT SHOULD I BRING WITH ME?
A curiosity for the natural world!
A smart device is handy for learning more, but not necessary for the event.
Water to hydrate
A good pair of walking shoes
I'M INTERESTED IN IDENTIFYING MORE PLANTS, WHERE DO I START?