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Derek Dickinson • Three Rivers Park District,

Do This Now: Events at state, regional and local parks

  • July 19, 2013 - 5:36 PM

1 Owl Prowl

Whitewater State Park, July 19, 8:30-10 p.m. Learn to identify the park’s population of owls, based on their calls as well as their appearance. The program includes a brief presentation as well as a guided hike. 1-507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov.

2 3-D Archery Tournament

Carver Park Reserve, July 20, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Test your archery skills by shooting 30 3-D targets, with ranges up to 60 meters. This daylong tournament includes men’s, women’s and youth divisions, with plenty of opportunities to win prizes. $15. 763-559-6700 or www.threeriversparks.org.

3 Bike the Park Trails

Fort Snelling State Park, July 21, 10 a.m.-noon Take a naturalist-led bike tour of Fort Snelling and the trail-linked surrounding areas, including the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers. Registration required. 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov.

4 SUP under a Full Moon

Bryant Lake Regional Park, July 21, 8:30-10 p.m.

Stand-up paddleboards are provided for this leisurely excursion under the bright full moon. $20. SUP experience required. Reservations required. 763-559-6700 or www.three riversparks.org.

5 Mushroom Foray

St. Croix State Park, July 25, 11 a.m.-noon.

Meet up with members of the Minnesota Mycological Society as they forage through the park for edible local mushrooms. 1-320-384-6591 or www.mndnr.gov.

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