Several conservation agencies and the DNR teamed up to protect the remaining native prairie land in MN with a 25-year strategy outlined in the Minnesota Priaire Conservation Plan (HERE). [Note: “Prior to European settlement, more than 18 million acres of prairie covered Minnesota.” per DNR)] Those who appreciate butterflies, wildflowersContinue Reading

MN Nature, MNnature, Outdoor activities

More free outdoor activities for everyone! This year the “I Can” series (including canoeing, kayaking, bicycling, backpacking, camping, fishing, archery, and more!) of activities require sign-up. They are still free but you must register in advance here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/ican/index.html A Walk in the ParkItasca State ParkJuly 12, 202110:30 a.m. to 11:30Continue Reading

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Looking for your next outdoor nature activity near you? MN Nature has got you covered! With COVID restrictions lifting there are many outdoor activities planned for this summer. Plan to social distance and have your mask and insect deterrent on hand. Mosquitoes and black/horse flies can be nasty in July.Continue Reading

MN Nature in St Paul, MN, brightens your day with outdoor adventures. Feel like November grays are getting you down? Then it’s time to get outside! Get your heart rate up, listen to the sounds of nature, cross paths with other nature enthusiasts. It’s just the ticket to turn blahContinue Reading

Afton State Park 6959 Peller Ave S, Hastings, MN 55033   I fell in love with Afton State Park on this leisurely 4-mile hike. As a park close to the cities, I’ve grossly underestimated the beauty offered here. It was a great place to start the “Great Minnesota State ParkContinue Reading