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Weekend Nature Activities: July 11–12

July 12, Saturday Big Stone Lake State Park State Symbol Geo-cache 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Learn more about Minnesota’s 16 state symbols. Then search for pictures of the symbols placed around the state park using your GPS unit or borrow a GPS unit from the State Park free of charge.   Minneopa State Park Minnesota River […]

Weekend Nature Activities: April 25–27

Hoo–ey! Earth Day and Arbor Day. Get out there and have some fun! April 25, Tree Time—Arbor Month—Andover 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Free seedlings dispersed; drawing to win free tree donated by local nursery; chat with Master Gardeners. Location: City Hall Complex, 1685 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover MN 55304 April 25, Arbor Day Event—Brainerd 9:30 a.m. Free […]

Record Decrease in Monarch Population

The World Wildlife Fund, Mexico’s Environment Dept., and Natural Protected Areas Commission released a report that cites decline in population (to its lowest level since studies began in 1993) due to several factors: GMO crops Displacement of food (milkweed) Reduction in habitat (illegal logging in Mexico + urban sprawl in the U.S.) WWF report HERE […]