Weekend Outdoor Events: Oct. 12–13

Wildflower Walk
Eloise Butler Park
Address: One Theodore Wirth Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN, 55422
Sat, Oct 12
4:00 PM
Biology of Autumn
Eloise Butler Park
Sat, Oct 12
9:30 AM
Magnificient Mushrooms
Eloise Butler Park
Sat, Oct 12
1:00 PM
Autumn Wildflowers Tour
Eloise Butler Park
Sun, Oct 13
3:00 PM
Gun and Knife Show
Stillwater Armory
Oct. 12-13
Pheasant season opens
Oct. 12 (thru Jan 1, 2014)
Note: Minnesota now has 20,000 Walk-In Access acres available, see the list @ DNR site HERE
Bear season ends
Oct. 13
Fall colors kayak tour for women
Lake Minnetonka Regional park
info call 763-559-6700
Oct. 13
9 a.m.-noon and again 1-4 p.m.
Bow – Women’s Upland Bird Hunting Series Park 6 (Ruffed Grouse & Woodcock)
Mille Lacs Wildlife Management Area
Oct. 12
10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ($20)
Night Sky of the Northwoods
Soudan Underground Mine State Park
Oct .12
7:30 – 9 p.m.
Geocaching 101
William O’Brian State Park
Oct .12
10:30 a.m.
Guided Hike at Grey Cloud Dunes
Grey Cloud Dunes SNA
Oct .12
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Fall Colors Bike Ride – Sakatah Singing Hills
Sakatah Lake State Park (8 mi. roundtrip)
Oct. 12
10 a.m.
Fall Lab: The Science of Leaves
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Oct. 12
2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Intro. to Photography: Fall Colors
Great River Bluffs State Park (near Winona)
Oct. 12
2 p.m.
Fall Color Hike on the Bluffs
Great River Bluffs State Park
Oct. 12
11 a.m.
Walk with Matt: Autumn’s Glory
MN Arboretum (Ordway Parking Lot)
Oct. 12 ($10 member/$25 non-member)
10 a.m.– noon
Matt is a naturalist and birding expert
Weekend Family Fun: Harvest Rainbow
MN Arboretum (Learning Center)
Oct. 12 – 13
noon – 4 p.m.
Apple Tastings
MN Arboretum (Visitor Center)
Oct. 12 – 13
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Taste-test U of M research apples and evaluate them for flavor, size and texture to help apple scientists discover the next Honeycrisp.

Pumpkin Trail Tour MN Arboretum (Arboretum grounds) Thru Nov. 10 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. All specimens cultivated at the Horticultural Research Center.

There are so many events on Saturday, Oct. 12! Like “Let’s Go Batty” and “Pumpkin Fest” . . . Visit the DNR website HERE for more events and locations all around the state. Also check out the 13th events on the same site (here’s a glimpse):
10/13/13 Lake Minnetonka Boat Launch, Minnetrista BOW – Fall Color Kayak Tour III
10/13/13 Whitewater State Park Richard J. Dorer Legacy Tribute
10/13/13 Gooseberry Falls State Park Water / Fall Colors Hike:
10/13/13 Interstate State Park Pothole Exploration Tour
10/13/13 Whitewater State Park Ghost Town Cemetery Visit
10/13/13 Fort Snelling State Park Fall Color walk
10/13/13 Fort Snelling State Park Weeds, Seeds, and We Don’t Needs
10/13/13 Wild River State Park Book A Time Journey! Sidewalk Stop
10/13/13 Gooseberry Falls State Park A Pictorial Hike of Gooseberry Falls State Park
10/13/13 Sibley State Park ANIMAL TRACK MAKING FOR KIDS
10/13/13 Sibley State Park FALL COLORS WALK
10/13/13 Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Archaeological Excavation: In Search of a Kathio Village