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MN Nature Activities: Jan 1-7, 2018

Happy New Year, Minnesota! You came in with a brrr so many annual first-day hikes have been cancelled, but there is plenty to enjoy in the coming days. Just think, every day is a bit sunnier and bit longer than the last now! Have you strapped on the snowshoes this year? If not, or if […]

The Great Minnesota State Park Challenge!

It’s time to get out and EXPLORE! Two hikers will be embarking on a great adventure to visit all of the Minnesota State Parks. Their stories will be shared here. Post your own experiences and more on facebook @MNnature. Happy trails! #MNnature Meet the Explorers:   Christopher Carlisle Raised in the farmlands of Indiana, Chris […]

Weekend Nature Activities: May 23–25

May 24, Como Park Garlic Mustard Challenge 9-11 a.m. (REGISTRATION) We are partnering with Conservation Corps Minnesota to host a garlic mustard challenge. Join the Corps crews and other groups and individuals to help us clear away this pesky invasive species. Location: Como Woodland Outdoor Classroom (CWOC) May 24, Beaver Dam Hike 10 a.m.–noon Naturalist-led hike with info. […]

Weekend Nature Activities: May 16–18

It’s migration time! Don’t forget to review the bird checklist for the park you visit this weekend: HERE. Friday, May 16 May 16, Evening Exploration Walk 8–9 p.m. Explore your nighttime senses—”listen like an owl, smell like a wolf” and . . . “taste lightening bug candy”?! Interstae Park has gone wild (nice pun, aye). […]

Weekend Nature Activities: March 14–16, Think Maple Syrup!

03/14/14 Big Bog State Park Irish Spring 03/14/14 Jay Cooke State Park Full Maple Sugar Moon Snowshoe 03/15/14 Lake Bemidji State Park Rescheduled Bemidji Snowmobile Ride 03/15/14 Whitewater State Park Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family 03/15/14 Whitewater State Park Maple Syrup Making for the Whole Family 03/15/14 Fort Snelling State Park Maple Syruping […]