Weekend Nature Activities: Oct. 25–26

Saturday

10/25 Candlelight Pumpkin Parade
7:30–9 pm, Hike, campfire stories, pumpkin carving. Bring a flashlight!
Gooseberry Falls State Park, start at Gitchi Gami Trail (by picnic parking lot)

10/25 Lake Maria Volksmarch
9:30–3 pm, Guided 10k walk/hike. See www.nst.org
Lake Maria State Park, meet at Trail Center

10/25 Picnic Hike to the Cascades
10 am–12:30 pm, Guided picnic hike 3/4-mile hike to falls and back. Bring water bottle, picnic lunch, snacks, outdoor gear.
Tettegouche State Park, meet at Fishermans Parking Lot (by bridge)

10/25 Fall Birding for Beginners
10–11:30 am, Pre-register 612-279-3550. Joint a naturalist for a birding hike. Binocs provided, or bring your own!
Fort Snelling State Park, Thomas C Savage Visitor Center

10/25 Camping at Kathio 1500 BC
10:30–11:30 am, Guided hike to look at artifacts and more from more than 3,000 years ago.
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

10/25 Bdote Rivers and People Coming Together
1–2 pm, Historical walking tour of the park, including Pike Island where the concentration camp was.
Fort Snelling State Park, start at Visitor Center

10/25 Buckthorn Education and Removal Practices
1–3 pm, Pre-regsiter 320-616-2525. Buckthorn i.d. and removal methods designed for land owners and stewards with minimal buckthorn knowledge and removal experience.
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

10/25 Halloween Howl
5–7 pm, Wonderweavers Storytellers will share Halloween-themed stories @ 5; activities @ 6; registration required
Lake Maria State Park,Trail Center (call 763-878-2325 for more info)

10/25 Candlelight Cemetery Walk
6–8 pm, Evening walk and stories in a ghost town cemetery
Whitewater State Park (meet at park’s Visitor Center then drive 5 miles north to cemetery)

 

Sunday

10/26 Bird Banding Demo
12:30–2 pm Join Master Bird Bander for close-up experience. You’ll get to handle and release birds.
Whitewater State Park

 

When out in nature near private land be smart, wear orange:

Hunting Seasons Underway:

10/11/14 – 01/04/15 Pheasant
9/13/14–12/31/13 Deer Archery
9/13/14–11/30/14 Sharptailed Grouse
10/04/14–11/02/14 Fall Turkey season    Complete List of all Seasons HERE