All Area events

Mon
14
Aug

Outstanding Owls (LIVE!)

(ALL AGES)
Meet an owl up close and learn what makes these creatures such a hoot! 
Enjoy a Raptor Center presentation at 3:30PM. 
From 4:30-6:00PM older kids can dissect owl pellets, while younger ones make an owl craft! Learn owl calls and go on a night hike around the lake in search of our feathered friends. Dress for the weather! Treats and beverage provided. 
Register early space is limited! Co-sponsored by the Friends of Maplewood Nature. 

Mon
14
Aug

Emerald Ash Borer 101 for Homeowners

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been found in ash trees in Maplewood. Join our city forester to learn the basics about Emerald Ash Borer damage and management.  We’ll cover ash tree identification, signs and symptoms of EAB, treatments and management.   Free-Please call 651-249-2170 to register.


Website: www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com

Maplewood Nature Center
2659 E. 7th St.
Maplewood, MN 55119


 

Mon
14
Aug

Survival of the Fittest

(FOR CHILDREN AGES 9-13) 
Do you have what it takes to survive in the wilderness? Learn how to build a shelter, make a fire, and identify poisonous plants. Beverage and light snack provided. 
Drop-off program; must sign a waiver. Dress for the weather.
Fee: Prepay $10/child by Tuesday, October 18 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170.

Mon
14
Aug

Nature Family Fun with ECFE

(For children birth - 5 years, before kindergarten)
Wooly Bears: What’s Under a Log? 
Make nature discoveries, get resources to explore & protect your world together.  Meet new friends!  This class is offered in collaboration with the Maplewood Nature Center and Early Childhood and Family Education, 622 staff. Parents or guardians stay with their child(ren) during the entire class. 
Fee is $5 per child per session.  

Mon
14
Aug
Mon
14
Aug

Fall Color Nature Hike

(All ages) 

Mon
14
Aug

Nature Family Fun with ECFE

(For children birth - 5 years, before kindergarten)
 Squirrels and Acorns
Make nature discoveries, get resources to explore & protect your world together.  Meet new friends!  This class is offered in collaboration with the Maplewood Nature Center and Early Childhood and Family Education, 622 staff. Parents or guardians stay with their child(ren) during the entire class.
Fee is $5 per child per session. To register contact ECFE:  

Mon
14
Aug

Buckthorn Removal DEMO and REMOVAL

(FOR ADULTS) 
Meet at the Matterhorn entrance. Learn how to identify common and glossy buckthorn and the beneficial look-alikes you should protect. We’ll discuss updated best management practices, weed establishment vs native regrowth after removal. Learn how to safely use buckthorn herbicides. Try out your new skills by cutting and treating buckthorn at the park to earn a Buckthorn Blaster to take home! 

Mon
14
Aug

BLUFF TOPS, BIRDING and Bagels HIKE

Join other bird enthusiasts to explore Fish Creek’s scenic vistas for songbirds and raptors riding air thermals. Learn techniques for identifying birds. We’ll provide the Bagels and cream cheese; you provide a beverage. Binoculars available, or bring your own. 
All skill levels welcome. Closed-toed shoes and long pants recommended

Mon
14
Aug

BEE-COME A BEE MONITOR

Join us for an exceptional Citizen Science Pollinator Training and Survey at 
Maplewood YMCA/Community Center and Fish Creek Natural Area.
(Rain date for outdoor portion is Sunday, Sept 10)
Free! Adults. Register online by Wednesday, September 6.   To register, go to www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the Register Online Go button. Call 651-249-2170 if you need help registering. 

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