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

  • Updated: August 29, 2013 - 10:20 AM

1 Live Raptor Shows

DNR Garden Stage, Minnesota State Fair, through Sept. 2, 11 a.m.,

2 and 4 p.m. Check out various birds of prey. Feel the wind generated by a hawk’s flapping wings. Look into an owl’s spooky eyes. See an eagle up close. The event also includes flying demonstrations, with a hawk swooping down from a pine tree. 651-296-6157 or www.mndnr.gov.

2 Autumn Harvest Day Wild River State Park, Aug. 31, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Choose from a menu of activities: help researchers tag monarchs (noon), brush up on mushroom foraging (1 p.m.) or simply thresh and pocket seeds, including wild bergamot, bush clover, hoary vervain and sunflower varieties. (10:30 a.m.) 651-583-2125 or www.mndnr.gov.

3 Antique Train Ride William O’Brien State Park, Sept. 1, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. A day of activities starts with a one-mile hike from the park visitor center to the train. Once the train departs, a naturalist and a train conductor will rove the cars and interpret the local history and landscapes. The event includes a stop in Osceola, Wis. for lunch. $15 adults, $10 kids ages 5-15, free for tots. 651-433-0500 or www.mndnr.gov.

4 Bike Ride

Gateway State Trail, Sept. 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Take a 12-mile tour of this old railroad corridor-turned-metro bikeway with a naturalist, who will help you make wild and scenic discoveries along the way. Registration required; 651-231-6968 or www.mndnr.gov.

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