Invader Hunt: European Buckthorn
This multi-cache takes you on a journey along the Mississippi river, using European Buckthorn clues to lead you to the final cache. European Buckthorn has transformed countless acres of land, and is one of the most aggressive invasive plants within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. This powerful invader creates trouble for ecosystems; crowding out native species, degrading wildlife habitat, and reducing biodiversity. Unchecked, this ecosystem bully will continue to take over, altering ecosystems and obliterating native species. Learn about this invader while you hunt for our first Mississippi River Multi-cache!
Hidden Falls Regional Park
In 1887, Hidden Falls Regional Park was one of the four original park areas selected for St. Paul by noted landscape architect, Horace Cleveland. Cleveland's underlying philosophy was to preserve landscape features and the nature that shaped those features while making the parks accessible for all people to enjoy and not just the wealthy. He went on to greatly influence the park systems in both St. Paul and Minneapolis, as well as other Midwestern
Hours: Hidden Falls South: Sunrise to 9:00 p.m. and Hidden Falls North: Sunrise to 10:00 p.m.