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The Real Lizard People: Skinks in the MN River Valley

August 15, 2013 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Real Lizard People: Skinks in the MN River Valley

Location: Swede’s Forest SNA

Skill level: Basic

What participants should expect: A chance to see a species of special concern in Minnesota, the five-lined skink (also known as Blue Devils) and to learn more about why clearing red juniper from granite outcrops helps the small, fast lizards.

We’ll also see some interesting historical small-scale quarry remains, cactus and other interesting flora.

Trip leader:  Sally Jo Sorensen

CURE Member fee FREE; Non-CURE Member fee $10

Minimum and maximum number of participants:  1 minimum-12 maximum

Things to know: Wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, bring water, insect repellent and sunscreen. Binoculars if you have them.

Meet at the  Main office parking lot, Upper Sioux Agency State Park for a car pool to the SNA (limited rough parking at the site).

Five lined Skink







August 15, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Swede’s Forest SNA