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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: May 31 – June 2

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Twin Cities Sat. June 1: Summer Birding @ Louisville Swamp 8:30-11AM : National Trails Day Hike the Mazomani Trail 9:30AM–1:30PM : Watching Wildlife Skills Workshop @ Rapids Lake Ed. & Visitor Center 10AM–Noon, sign up HERE Sun. June 2: Bird Watching Trek @ Cliff Fen Trailhead 7–10AM : Fun with […]

235,000 acres of native prairie land left in MN

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, wildflowers and herbs, pheasants, duck, fish […]