Weekend Nature Activities: May 17-19

Everything’s blooming!

Boots and Blooms
Date: 05/19/2013
Time: 1 PM to 2 PM
Location: Fort Snelling State Park
Description: Dust off your hiking boots and explore the park with a naturalist while looking for the latest blooming flowers and plants.
Directions: Take the Post Road exit off Highway 5 and follow the signs.
More Information: Call (612) 725-2389 or Visitor Center (612) 725-2724.

See a list of typical flowers that bloom in May HERE.


Science Saturday
Date: 05/11/2013 to 08/17/2013
Location: Lake Vermilion State Park
Description: (times will vary, but will usually be from 8-10 am. Call the park or visit the park?s web page for more details as they become available)Join us for a fun filled Saturday as we explore the park to learn about various plants and animals. Each scheduled Saturday will have a different topic, such as butterflies or birds or plants. The programs will consists of hands on activities and in-field exploration, as well as discussions on how to continue one?s learning in various citizen science programs. Meet at the Soudan Underground Mine State Park visitor center and be prepared to be outside.May 11 Great Lakes Worm Watch – CANCEL — will reschedule
May 25 TBD
June 8 Astronomy — Night Sky of the Northwoods
June 22 TBD
July 6 TBD
July 20 TBD
August 3 TBD
August 17 Butterflies
Directions: Programs at Lake Vermilion State Park meet and depart from Soudan Underground Mine State Park. Take U.S. Highway 169 to Soudan and follow the signs to the park.
More Information: Contact James Pointer at 218-753-2245 or by email atsoudanmine.statepark@state.mn.us.

Special note: May 19 has been designated as Master Gardener Volunteer Day—see the gov.’s proclamation HERE.

View blooming flowers, attend plant sale, at the arboretum. Other events marketed by arboretum:

Saturday, May 18
Before Hours Walk: Early Bird Catches the Worm
6:30-8:30 a.m., Ordway Parking Lot. $10 member/ $25 non-member
Arrive before gates open for this special birding experience as migration hits its peak.  Naturalist Matt Schuth will talk about bird history and lore as expert volunteers help you look and listen for birds. Bring binoculars.  952-443-1422 orwww.arboretum.umn.edu/walksandfitness.aspx

Saturday, May 18: Arboretum Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale (New date!)
9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Margot Picnic Shelters
Enjoy one of the most popular plant sales in the Twin Cities.

Saturday, May 18: Come on In, the Water/Color Is Fine!
10 a.m.-3 p.m., $60/$75, Snyder Building
Watercolor session with Georgia Kandiko.

Saturday, May 18: Open House in the Gardens: Crabapple Collection
10 a.m.-noon, Crabapple Collection, free with gate
Learn about this wonderful collection during their bloom season from an Arb expert.

Saturday, May 18: Before Hours: Early Bird Catches the Worm 
6:30-8:30 a.m., $10/$25, Ordway parking lot
Birding walk with naturalist Matt Schuth.

Saturday, May 18: Mothers & Daughters Tea- SOLD OUT
2:30-4 p.m., Snyder Building Fireplace Room, $26/$29.
Reserve at (612) 626-3951 or www.arboretum.umn.edu/Teatime.aspx.

Saturday, May 18: Weekend Family Fun: Buds Burst
noon-4 p.m. Learning Center, arboretum
Celebrate spring flowers.

Sunday, May 19: Arboretum Auxiliary Spring Plant Sale (New date!)

9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Margot Picnic Shelters

Enjoy one of the most popular plant sales in the Twin Cities.

Sunday, May 19: Weekend Family Fun: Buds Burst
noon-4 p.m., Learning Center, arboretum
Celebrate spring flowers.









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