Weekend Nature Activities: April 18–20

April 18, Night Hike
7-8:30 p.m., $5 (Reservations required: 763-559-6700)
Join a naturalist for a deep woods experience at night. Steaming cups of hot cocoa are provided afterward.
More information: www.threeriversparks.org
Location: Cleary Lake Regional Park

April 19, Women—birds, books and binoculars
9-11 a.m. (Registration required: 612-725-2724)
Learn how to use a field guide and binoculars before joining a naturalist for a birding hike. Equipment provided.
Location: Fort Snelling State

April 19, Spring Activities and Egg Hunt
12:30–3 p.m.
Egg Hunt @ Children divided into three groups: preschool, grades K–3, grades 4–6.
Location: Glacial Lakes State Park

April 19, Search for Spring Hike
1 p.m., Meet at picnic shelter
Location: Beaver Creek Valley State Park

April 21–26, Tree Planting
500 small trees! Training provided.
Contact: Sara.grover@state.mn.us
Location: Whitewater State Park

April 22, Woodcocks Interpretation and Viewing
7:15-9:30 p.m., $5. Ages 10-plus (Reservation required 763-559-6700)
Meet at Eastman Nature Center for a lesson on woodcocks before heading outside to stalk the birds at dusk. Lucky observers will glimpse the male woodcocks in a dazzling aerial performance.
Location: Elm Creek Park Reserve. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

April 23, Spring Bird Hike
6-7:30 p.m.. $5 ( Ages 16-plus. Reservation required: 763-559-6700)
Hike with a naturalist to learn which birds have returned to Minnesota for the season, plus pick up some tips on finding and identifying the species.
Location: Silverwood Park

April 23 Basic Birding
6:30–8:30 p.m. (Registration required: 218-308-2300; 3-season evening program)
Birds, binocs, books, and behavior—discover the world of birds.
Location: Lake Bemidji State Park