Spotting Endangered Minnesota Plants at the Elosie Butler Wildflower Garden

Minneapolis, MN, United States
Est. 690m / 14 mins / Map

Spotting Endangered Minnesota Plants at the Elosie Butler Wildflower Garden - Cya On The Road

Native wildflowers, trees, and other plants are some of the most beautiful parts of Minnesota and our natural world, but they are under threat. One hundred and fifty plant and animal species are on the verge of extinction in the state (Bjorhus, J. 2022). Urbanization, industrialization, urban sprawl, and other forms of human development threaten the habitat of numerous beautiful, valuable plant species throughout Minnesota. However, a magnificent example of the solution lies just a few miles away from downtown Minneapolis. My name is Gus Pirkl and today I’d like to introduce you to the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary and some of the endangered Minnesota plants which live there. The park sits in the southern end of the greater Theodore Wirth Park system in western Minneapolis or eastern Golden Valley, my hometown. Over twenty plants which are endangered or threatened in Minnesota reside inside of the garden which harmoniously balances being both a beautiful tourist attraction and a haven for these vulnerable plants. In this talk, I’ll highlight several of the more notable endangered plants which can be found inside the garden while stopping at a few of its most remarkable locales. Join me as we explore the wonders of this hidden gem within the city. This is: Spotting Endangered Minnesota Plants at the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary.

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