Bird feeding in winter

Fort Snelling State Park

1-2 p.m. Saturday

The right variety of seeds will draw more birds to your feeder this winter. Learn about the best feeder type, food and habitat. Dress for the weather and meet at the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center. (612-725-2724,

Make nature ornaments

Whitewater State Park

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday


Children make a nature-theme ornament and then meet Santa, who will read his favorite winter stories. Registration required. (1-507-312-2308,

Bird walks

Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge

8-10:30 a.m. Saturday


Learn about some of the 220 species that stop during their migration south. This walk is one of several in the coming weeks on the Bass Ponds trails at the Long Meadow Lake Unit. All are welcome. Bring binoculars, and dress for the weather. Meet at the Bass Ponds trailhead at 2501 86th St. E., in Bloomington. (

Survival tactics

Fort Snelling State Park

1-2 p.m. Sunday


Learn which animals abandon Minnesota winters, which ones stay and how they survive. Dress for the weather and meet at the visitor center. (612-725-2724,

Family Fun Day

Richardson Nature Center

2-4 p.m. Sunday


Hands-on activities that people can enjoy at their own pace. Drop in anytime. (763-694-7676,

GreenFit Club

Beginning Monday

Hyland Lake Park Reserve


Activities include yoga, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice relay and more. All equipment provided. Cost is $105. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:30-6:30 p.m, through Feb. 19. (