Northeast of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, Minnesota—June 2016

44° 04’ 23”N 91° 40’ 37”W

Directions to this site near the Minnesota Marine Art Museum west of downtown Winona, Minnesota, describe how natural beauty is hidden/preserved in contemporary cities. Drive west from Second Street on Riverview drive, past barges moored in Yeoman’s Pond. At the industrial intersection, turn right on Prairie Island Drive, moving alongside, then crossing Crooked Slough.  On your right, long driveways lead to big homes and private docks on the Mississippi River. Turn left into the parking lot at the city park’s Latch Shelter and walk into the woods, irises, and water of the Crooked Slough.