At our monthly meeting last Thursday, Carmen Converse of the DNR gave a talk about recent highlights from the Minnesota County Biological Survey. She gave an overview of which areas of the state have been completed, and those that are in prograss and remain to be surveyed.
Carmen also described some of the rare and state-record species that have been identified through the CBS. The plant specimens taken in the survey are all deposited at the Bell Museum Herbarium. The Herbarium has a searchable database which is quite a powerful tool. It’s like an on-line version of Vascular Plants of Minnesota (Ownby and Morely).