12 Jul–12 Jul

Happy Hour & Walking Tour
Walking Tours start at 4pm & 6pm and take appr. 30 minutes.
Kinga Kielczynska


Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) was first brought to Minnesota from Europe in the mid-1800s as a very popular hedging material. Shortly after its introduction here, it was found to be quite invasive in natural areas. The nursery industry stopped selling it, but many buckthorn hedges may still be found in older neighborhoods throughout Minnesota.

Glossy buckthorn (Frangula alnus), also from Europe, has been sold by the nursery trade in three different forms. The cultivar Columnaris has a narrow and tall form; the cultivars Aspenifolia and Ron Williams have narrow leaves that give them a fern-like texture. This buckthorn aggressively invades wetlands including acidic bogs, fens and sedge meadows.

Non-native bush honeysuckles (Lonicera tatarica, L. morrowii, L. x bella, L. maackii)

Appearance:Upright deciduous shrubs, 5 -12′ high. Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera x bella) is a horticultural hybrid. Older stems have shaggy bark and are often hollow.
Leaves: Opposite, simple, oval, and untoothed. Tartarian (L. tatarica) has smooth, hairless leaves, Morrow’s honeysuckle (L. morrowii) has downy leaves. Amur honeysuckle (L. maackii) leaves come to a long, sharp point.
Flowers: Fragrant, tubular, bloom in May and June, white, red, but most often pink.
Fruit: Fruits are red or yellow, situated in pairs in the leaf axils.
Roots: Roots are fibrous and shallow.

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Appearance: Biennial herbaceous plant with weak single stems 12 – 36″ high in its second and flowering year. Only plant of this height blooming white in wooded environments in May.
Leaves: Round, scallop-edged, dark green; first year, rosettes of 3 or 4 leaves; second year plants have alternate stem leaves. Leaves and stems smell like onion or garlic when crushed.
Flowers: White, small and numerous, with four separate petals. Each plant has one or two flowering stems on second year plants.
Seeds: Slender capsules 1-2 1⁄2″ long, containing a single row of oblong black seeds. Seeds are viable in the soil for 5 years.
Roots: White, slender taproot, “S”-shaped at the top.

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Kinga Kielczynska

Kinga Kielczynska

Kinga Kielczynska first studied Spanish Philology at Warsaw University before graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

Her multidisciplinary art practice reflects upon the relationship between nature and humans. She often exhibits her work outside of the gallery context. Past locations include a nudist beach, a night club, and a forest. In 2009, she challenged the paradigm of art-making by writing a ‘Reductionist Art Manifesto’ which playfully proclaimed the idea of reduction instead of production. Recent projects are centred around the conflict related to the Bialowieza primeval forest in Poland, her country of origin.

Her work was shown at Exile Gallery, Berlin; Manifesta 12, Palermo; Fons Welters, Amsterdam; WWB/ MOMA, Warsaw; Mediamatic, Amsterdam; Aether, Sofia; SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin; FOAM, Amsterdam; and De Appel, Amsterdam; among others.