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Butterwort Cliffs Lichen Covered Rocks

 

Butterwort Cliffs Scientific and Natural Area

mile 102.1

Vivid orange crustose lichen drapes the bedrock shores and crowns the cliffs of this site near Grand Marais, located within Cascade River State Park. Butterwort Cliffs SNA consists of a narrow, 43-acre strip of land between Highway 61 and Lake Superior, with wet rocky shore and dry bedrock shore communities, fringed by aspen-birch forest.

 

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