Category: Northfield

Lisa Meyers McClintick

Minnesota wildflowers at Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Discover Southern Minnesota’s wildflowers The trill of a red-winged blackbird swaying atop cattails instantly takes me back to growing up on the southern still-rural edge of the Twin Cities. April and May offered a daily scavenger hunt for new clusters and carpets of spring wildflowers. Bloodroot emerged first, ­poking through the musty leaf litter beneath …