HASTINGS, Minn. The following programs are taking place through the rest of March at the Carpenter Nature Center:
Join expert birders on a morning hike led by the St. Croix Valley Bird Club around our WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own. The WI campus is located at 300 East Cove Road, Hudson, WI. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP to 651-437-4359.
Have fun outdoors and make new friends while working to earn badges by joining the CNC staff in making maple syrup. Hike to the “sugarbush” to tap maple trees, watch the process of turning sap into syrup and sample the final product. The program starts indoors, but be ready to hike in the spring snow and mud. Cub and Girl Scouts, ages 8-11, are welcome to participate in this outdoor experience. Space is limited so call 651-437-4359 to pre-register and ask about how this program meets badge requirements. Program Fee: $6 per scout; no charge for group leaders
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what bird banding is all about? Banding records help us learn how long birds live, where they travel, when they migrate and many other interesting facts. CNC has been banding birds for over 30 years. Our bird banders welcome you to see songbirds up close and learn about the birds who share our ecosystem. Banding runs continuously for the full 3 ½ hours but visitors may come and go at any time. Please call ahead so we know you are coming. Donations of bird seed or suet will be greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Welcome spring by joining the CNC staff in making maple syrup, open to all visitors. Hike to the “sugarbush” to tap maple trees, watch the process of turning sap into syrup and sample the final product. The program starts indoors, but be ready to hike in the spring snow and mud. Program Fee: $6.00 per person or $4.00 for “Friends of CNC” and children under 10. Please RSVP to 651-437-4359.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS IN APRIL
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Woodcock Walk at the WI Campus
8 – 9:00 p.m.
Details coming to the CNC website soon.