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Document Spring iNaturralist

in partnership with
Jay Cooke State Park



Document Spring is an annual art and citizen science initiative that brings together individuals, organizations, high school and college students to capture the emergence of spring with artistic and scientific observations.

The project is guided by expert phenologists and photographers, whose skills help participants create snapshots of spring’s arrival throughout the St. Louis River Watershed, Jay Cooke State Park and other locations that reveal Carlton County’s unique and dramatic geography.

Document Spring 2020 begins Saturday, April 11 and continues through Sunday, May 31. Participants join safaris led by Document Spring guides or venture out on their own, capturing images and observing nature’s seasonal change.


2019 Schedule


March 1 – April 1 || Open Registration

March 14 || Phenology Advisory Meeting

April 5 || Orientation
FDL Tribal and Community College
Open to Public

April 13 || Citizen Science Day Safari
Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

April 22 || Earth Day Nature Safari
Jay Cooke State Park

April 26 || City Nature Challenge Safari
Jay Cooke State Park

May 3 || Guided Nature Safari
Jay Cooke State Park

May 10 || Guided Nature Safari
Jay Cooke State Park

May 11 || Guided Nature Safari
Boulder Lake Environmental Learning Center

May 18 || Picnic
Jay Cooke State Park
Oldenburg Point

May 31 || Document Spring End Date

Sign Up and Registration

Step One

Register with iNaturalist

Free iNaturalist Account Sign-Up

Step Two

Sign-Up to participate with iNaturalist Document Spring

iNaturalist Document Spring Sign-Up

Photography Highlights 2019

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Program Sponsors


Oldenburg Arts and Cultural Community is grateful for the generous support of the following organizations and businesses