Volunteer opportunity: planting tree event Sept 25 Save the dates: Sept 23–25 help plant trees, shrubs, and perennials in the heart of St Paul within the thriving Little Bohemia neighborhood. Details: Restore an urban forest site with other volunteers as part of a MNDOT Community Roadside Partnership in St Paul.Continue 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: A Walk in the ParkItasca State ParkJuly 12, 202110:30 a.m. to 11:30Continue Reading

learn about turtles

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 morel mushroom hunting, photo: MNnature

State Parks Jr. Naturalist: Owl Detectives!Itasca State ParkJune 16, 20211:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Wildflower Legend, Lore and More! Wildflower WalkItasca State ParkJune 17, 202110:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Slither CrittersBlue Mounds State ParkJune 18, 20217 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tour the Glacial PotholesInterstate State ParkJune 18, 202112 p.m. toContinue Reading

Dec. 11, 2019 H.O.P. Into the Park: Healthy Older People Whitewater State Park 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dec. 12, 2019 The Story Tree (dibaajimowaatig) Preschool Program Lake Bemidji State Park 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Winter Wandering Gooseberry Falls State Park 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 14, 2019Continue Reading