MN Nature Activities May 14–21

Well, here we are! Better late than never and just in time for the weekend activities! Be sure to wear your raincoat and dress warm. Temps have dropped and looks like rains and storms continue through the weekend. Splash in a puddle! #MNnature

Tips for Hiking in the Rain!

Tuesday, May 16

Bird Watching Trek
8:00 – 10:30 a.m. Join us for a bird watching trek at the Bass Ponds Trailhead of the Long Meadow Lake Unit and learn about the birds that visit the refuge during their spring migration. During spring migration observe a mix of waterfowl, raptors, warblers, and other songbirds resting and feeding before they continue their northerly migration. Birders of all skill levels are welcome. Bring along your binoculars, your favorite field guide, and dress appropriately for the weather. Call Volunteer Refuge Naturalist Craig at (952) 240-7647 if you have any questions or need help finding the trailhead!
Bass Ponds


After Supper Stroll
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Interstate State Park


Astronomy and Stargazing
8:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Glacial Lakes State Park

Gateway Trail Little Sit Bird Watch
7 AM to 8 AM
Gateway State Trail – Lansing Ave

Double Lives of Dragonflies: Investigation Station
2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Interstate State Park

Birding at Bear Head
8 AM to 10 AM
Bear Head Lake State Park

Spring Wildflower Walk
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jay Cooke State Park

Feel the Burn
1 PM to 2:30 PM
Wild River State Park

Birding for You and Me
1:30 PM to 3 PM
Gooseberry Falls State Park

Birds of Spring
10 AM to 11:30 AM
Gooseberry Falls State Park

Archery in the Park
12:30 PM to 3 PM
Glendalough State Park

Wildflowers of Kathio
10:30 AM to 12 PM
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Guided Glacial Pothole Tour
12 PM to 1 PM
Interstate State Park

Deep Dark Space
9 PM to 10:30 PM
Red River State Recreation Area

Snakes of the Blufflands
1 PM to 2 PM
Whitewater State Park

Junior Naturalist: Miniature Worlds Magnified
10 AM to 11 AM
Interstate State Park

Stop Invasive Garlic Mustard at Flandrau State Park
10 AM
Flandrau State Park

Antlers and the Animals Who Wear Them
7 PM
Tettegouche State Park

Primitive Fire Starting Skills – Drop In
11 AM to 1 PM
Tettegouche State Park


Bird Banding Demonstration
12:30 to 2 PM
Whitewater State Park

Hidden Beneath the Surface: Investigation Station
2:30 to 3:30
Interstate State Park

Guided Glacial Pothole Tour
12 PM to 1 PM
Interstate State Park

Early Bird Walk
7:30 AM to 9 AM
Jay Cooke State Park

Civilian Conservation Corps Tent
1 PM to 2:30 PM
Gooseberry Falls State Park

Snakes Alive!
Learn about the snakes found in this park and get an up-close look (and feel if you dare) at our live resident garter and bull snakes. We will even feed the snakes in front of your own eyes at the end of the program! See that there is nothing to fear from these amazing reptiles. Meet at the Visitor Center.
Wild River State Park

Wildflower Walk
1 PM to 2:30 PM
Wild River State Park

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