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Early Sign-Ups for Popular Nature Activities

You’re invited! These activities are planned for late summer into fall and they’re hot — sizzling Minnesota summer hot — and will fill up fast. Don’t miss out!   ———August——— Wildlife Species Clinic: Bear Date: August 6, 2015 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Mora Description: Registration: Call Allen to pre-register at 320-679-3784 or register at door. […]

Weekend Nature Activities: May 1–3, Happy May Day!

Happy May Day! And Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Enjoy the great outdoors this weekend, rain or shine because it’s SPRING!!! Hunt some shrooms, clean up a favorite park, go for a hike, do some birding . . . You know the drill, all activities are free unless otherwise noted. —Saturday—05/02/15— Bird Watching Trek 8–10:30 Join […]

Maple Madness! Weekend Nature Activities: March 20–23

More maple tapping and hands-on events! It’s the new March Madness . . . Maple Madness! 03/21/15 Maple Tap Saturday Events Whitewater State Park, 10 AM to 12 PM, again at 1 PM to 3 PM. Sign up: email sara.grover@state.mn.us or call 507-932-3007 ext 226 Fort Snelling State Park, 1 to 2:30 PM Jay Cooke […]

Weekend Nature Activities: March 3–4

With such a beautiful weekend in store ya just might be lookin’ for something to do. Great days ahead for a hike, or just about any activity that allows you to get out. Heck, celebrate the SUGAR MOON with some maple syruping!   Maple Syrup Tap-and-Make Events: Celebrate spring in a State Park sugar bush! […]

Weekend Nature Activities: Feb. 27–March 1

Feb. 28 Ice Caves If conditions are right, the ice caves will open! When the ice caves open on Saturday February 28, they will be open every day until ice conditions deteriorate enough to necessitate a closure. The present lake ice conditions will make the walk to the ice caves much more challenging than last […]