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University of Minnesota researcher Jennifer Zaspoe tries to identify a caterpillar collected by a participant in last weekend's BioBlitz. The activity identified more than 500 species of plants and animals on land in Empire Township.

Science party


Amateur scientists, hobbyists and people just looking for an excuse to hike in the woods got a chance to work side by side with research scientists last weekend, and the work they did turned up an impressive range of wildlife on property in Empire Township.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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