Weekend Nature Activities: March 13–15

The sap is a’flowin’ . . . time to tap!

Maple Syrup Hands-on & Demo Events

Saturday
3/14 10am–noon Whitewater State Park, Registration is required. To sign up, email sara.grover@state.mn.us or call 507-932-3007 ext 226

3/14 1–3pm Whitewater State Park, Registration is required. To sign up, email sara.grover@state.mn.us or call 507-932-3007 ext 226

3/14 1–3pm Minneopa State Park, Meet at the picnic shelter on the Waterfalls side of Minneopa State Park

3/14 1–3pm Fort Snelling State Park, Visitor Center

Sunday
3/15 1–3pm Fort Snelling State Park, Visitor Center

3/15 1–2pm Wild River State Park

Other Activities

3/14
Bog in Early Spring

10 am–1 pm 2-mile walk to look for signs of spring! The trail may be muddy, so wear appropriate footgear.
Lake Bemidji State Park

Bluebird Workshop
1–3 pm Special presenter, Julie Osterbauer, will take you through the fascinating world of the Eastern bluebird. Find out how you can attract bluebirds to your backyard and how you can establish your own bluebird trail. Construction plans to build your own bluebird nestbox will be available after the program. Call the park if you would like to reserve one of the nestbox kits that the Friends of William O’Brien State Park will be selling for $18 each. Friends group members will be on hand to help you assemble them, but please bring your own hammer.
William O’Brien State Park

3/15
90-minute Orienteering
11:30 check-in, mass start at noon.
Nerstrand Woods State Park

Happy March! Maple tapping at Fort Snelling State Park. These are Silver Maple trees. It takes about 50 to 60 gallons of sap to get 1 gallon of syrup. The ratio is 40:1 for sugar maples. The syrup created from these trees here have won awards at the Minnesota State Fair, so don't rule out the mighty Silver Maple!

Happy March! Maple tapping at Fort Snelling State Park. These are Silver Maple trees. It takes about 50 to 60 gallons of sap to get 1 gallon of syrup. The ratio is 40:1 for sugar maples. The syrup created from these trees here have won awards at the Minnesota State Fair, so don’t rule out the mighty Silver Maple!