David Freeman

The Rut

It’s a quiet morning. The predawn sky is milky white with scattered clouds. The air has that delicious briskness of late fall. Standing silently at the edge of the pond I slowly pan my gaze from left to right, looking for any movement, any sign of the diurnal world waking up.

Categories: Animals, Bison, Land Management, Notes from the Land, Partnerships, Seasonal

Restoration 101

It begins with the idea of possibility. 

A piece of land becomes available. We go to the land and walk in, full of questions and ideas.

Is this landscape being overrun by buckthorn, honeysuckle or other invasive species?

Categories: Animals, Bison, Land Management, Notes from the Land, Partnerships, Seasonal

The Meadowlark: Fall/Winter 2022

In this issue of our biannual newsletter, read about how to protect monarch butterflies in your own yard, a year of success for Belwin’s kestrel box program, a look back at the Athletic Fields, and much more!

Categories: Meadowlark Newsletter, Spring-Summer 2022

Community Highlight: Gabrielle Horner

Last year marked the 50th anniversary of Belwin Outdoor Science, a partnership between Saint Paul Public Schools and Belwin Conservancy to provide immersive outdoor education to school children. Since 1971, over 600,000 students have visited Belwin from Saint Paul and surrounding areas. For many, the visit leaves a lasting impression. One such visitor is Gabrielle… Continue Reading Community Highlight: Gabrielle Horner

Categories: Arts, Culture, and Ecology, Education, Events, Seasonal

Spiders: Creatures of Change and Creators of Art

If you happen to go for an early hike on a dewy morning at Stagecoach Prairie, you may notice beautifully woven orbs of white glistening in the morning sun.

Categories: Animals, Bison, Land Management, Notes from the Land, Partnerships, Seasonal

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