Park Naturalist Events: June 21 – 28

June 21:

12pm-5pm: Amazing Animals at Memorial Park Upper Quarry: Are you interested in local animals? Then this program is for you! Learn all about a variety of animals that call Red Wing home. Feel real animal furs and shells and take home coloring sheets and other activities to share with friends and family. Programs start promptly at 12:00, 2:00, and 4:00 and last about an hour.

June 23:

9am-11am: Plant Your Own Pollinator Garden: Join a master gardener and park naturalists to celebrate pollinator week! During this program you will learn all about why pollinators, like butterflies and honey bees, are important to our food supply and how you can support their habitat. Participants will also get to pollinator-friendly flower seeds in a take-home container to help get their garden started at home! Plan on getting your hands dirty at this program!

June 24:

1pm-3pm: Make & Take Bird Feeders at Bay Point Park: Make a bird feeder and take it home with you at this fun event. Check out the views while watching for birds. Stop by during posted hours to participate in activities, complete scavenger hunts, and earn prizes. Some programs will have a specific theme; others are unstructured and offer participants a wide variety of activities.

June 26:

6pm-8pm: Survival Fire Starting at Memorial Park Upper Quarry: Have you ever wondered how to start a fire if you are out of matches? This program will teach you a few different methods for starting a fire if matches aren’t available. Learn what is necessary to make a good campfire and how to keep your fire safely contained. Take home natural fire starters for your next camping trip to backyard cookout. Kids are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.

June 28:

9am-11am and 11am-1pm: Barn Bluff Hike: Join the park naturalists for an informative hike up Barn Bluff. Topics range each week and cover a range of areas including Barn Bluff history, prairie ecosystems, wildflowers and migratory birds, to name a few. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and plan to be hiking for about 2 hours. The route is about 2 miles. Hikes leave from the Barn Bluff parking lot at the end of East Fifth Street.

 

Email parknaturalist@ci.red-wing.mn.us for more information.