Kate Seitz

Burning at Belwin

At Belwin Conservancy, we steward more than 1,500 ecologically rich acres next door to a major metropolitan area. Our goal is not just to maintain the land as it was when we acquired it, but to transform the land to the state it was in before European settlers arrived and to support the most ecologically… Continue Reading Burning at Belwin

Categories: Invasive Species, Land Management

Tom Bierlein: 2021 Artist in Residence

We are pleased to introduce Belwin’s 2021 Artist in Residence, Tom Bierlein. Tom is a Minneapolis-based sculptor, builder, and gardener who creates spaces to experience rest, connection, and reflection between people and the natural environment.

Categories: Artist in Residence, Arts, Culture, and Ecology

Living in a Sunlit Garden in Infinite Night

We spoke with with Tamsie Ringler, 2016-2017 Belwin Artist in Residence, about her newest project, Winter is Alive! A Cooler World Carnival taking place in Madison, Wis.

Categories: Arts, Culture, and Ecology

When Winter Favors Summer Weeds

This article was first published in the winter of 2017. On the shortest day of 2016, more than 100 people came to Belwin for our first Solstice Bonfire. Great piles of buckthorn branches were burned, music was sung, stories were told and friendships—with others and with the land—were made. Spotted knapweed is an invasive species… Continue Reading When Winter Favors Summer Weeds

Categories: Invasive Species, Land Management, Plants

Witnessing the Historic 2017 Solar Eclipse at Belwin

On Monday, August 21, 2017, members of the Minnesota Astronomical Society (MAS) and Belwin Conservancy converged at Belwin’s Joseph J. Casby Observatory to witness a historic event: the 2017 eclipse, which was visible only in the United States. MAS members David Truchot and Jon Hayman operated the Lunt and 130mm telescopes inside the Joseph J.… Continue Reading Witnessing the Historic 2017 Solar Eclipse at Belwin

Categories: Astronomy

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