Flower festival

Carley State Park

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

The park will be blanketed in blooming bluebells at this annual festival. A variety of activities are scheduled, including trout fishing, archery programs for children and wildflower walks. More info: 1-507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Fishing for fun

Fort Snelling State Park

1-3 p.m. Saturday

Meet at the fishing pier on Snelling Lake. Fishing rods and bait provided. Licenses are not required. Space is limited. To register, call 612-725-2724. More info: www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Ask the naturalist

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

10:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday

Roving naturalists along Hidden Falls Trail will answer questions about wildflowers and other signs of spring. More info: 1-507-333-4840.

Fly-tying clinic for women

Afton State Park

9-11 a.m. Saturday

The clinic teaches basic fly-tying skills for people with little or no experience. Tools and materials are provided. Class size is limited. To register, call 651-231-6968. More info: www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Birding hike

Frontenac State Park

7-8:30 a.m. Saturday

Bring binoculars and meet at the campground host site (Site 1). The hosts will lead the hike. More info: 651-345-3401.

Mother Day's walk

Interstate State Park

1-2:30 p.m. Sunday

Meet at the park office for a 1-mile walk led by a naturalist to see spring wildflowers. Participants will learn about the plants, including how they've been used throughout history. The hike will include some stairs and uneven terrain. Wear sturdy shoes. More info: 651-465-5711 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

Mother's Day brunch

Lowry Nature Center

10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday

A buffet catered by B's on the River is happening at the center in Victoria. Dine indoors or outdoors among the birds, trees and spring wildflowers. Make a craft, take a walk through flowered woodlands and meadows, and take in the migrating birds. Reservations required by phone. Call 763-559-6700. Cost is $17 for ages 9 and older: $10, ages 3 to 8; free, children 2 and younger.

More on moms

Eastman Nature Center

1-4 p.m. Sunday

Interact with live animals and learn how their mothers care for them. More info: 763-694-7700.