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Special Events

  • Tallgrass Aspen Parkland Butterfly Hunt

    Tallgrass Aspen Parkland landscape. NOTE: Meet at The Nature Conservancy's office at 202 North Main Street, Karlstad, Minnesota
    July 14, 2018

    Join us in the Tallgrass Aspen Parkland landscape, one of the largest and most intact remaining native grasslands in North America. You'll see and learn about native pollinators found in the region's grasslands. Kids (and adults) will have a chance to use a butterfly... Learn more

  • Dakota Skipper Prairie Day

    Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie Preserve
    June 30, 2018

    We will release Dakota Skipper butterflies at our Hole-in-the-Mountain Prairie Preserve and take a walk around the prairie. We will see a wide variety of blooming plants, insects, and a variety of birds and butterflies. Please RSVP to June 27th to the Conservancy's J... Learn more

  • The Prairie Forest Border

    Lake Alexander Preserve - 7163 Bear Road, Cushing, Minnesota
    August 18, 2018

    Conservancy staff will present current forest and water protection strategies developed and developing in the north central Mississippi Headwaters region, including work around the Lake Alexander Preserve and forested lands. Picnic lunch will be provided. We will hik... Learn more

  • Rum River Ramble

    Rum River Central Regional Park - 17955 Roanoke Street NW, Ramsey, Minnesota
    July 14, 2018

    Join us for a walk at Rum River Central Regional Park in Ramsey, Minnesota where you will be able to see innovative riverbank restoration projects and enjoy the park's spectacular river views. We will go on an easy hike around the park to look at some river stabiliza... Learn more

  • Bird Blitz 2018

    Location: All lands and waters protected by The Nature Conservancy
    May 18, 2018

    The Nature Conservancy’s Minnesota-North Dakota-South Dakota chapter is participating in an organization-wide “Birding Challenge.” The goal is to count as many species of birds as possible in one day on lands and waters protected by the Conservancy.... Learn more

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