The Iowa State University biology class is on their way! Biology 393: Biodiveristy of the Boreal Forest to be exact. Jim and Jim bring a group of 7 students every May on a week long trip in the Boundary Waters looking for things of biological interest with a side of adventure. Doesn’t that sound like a fun trip? They will be out looking for open water and things like Vulpicidia pinastri (Powdered Sunshine lichen), Polytrichum pilferum (Awned Hair Cap moss), Cladonia chlorophae (Mealy Pixie-cup lichen), and Umbilicaria muehlenbergii (Plated Rock tripe). After a hot French toast breakfast and lots of coffee, the class layered up and shoved off fighting a strong headwind for the Missing Link portage. First group off the Tuscarora beach this spring!