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outdoors Willmar, 56201

Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

Sibley State Park

The Interpretive Center is open daily. All Sibley State park programs are lead by the park naturalist or visiting expert. They are at the Interpretive Center and are free unless otherwise noted. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 354-2002.

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Songs of the Forest: 9 a.m. May 23. The naturalist will lead a walk to various habitats to identify different bird songs and discuss the reasons for singing.

Fish features and facts: 10:30 a.m. May 23. We will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz. This is a kids/parents program.

Fiddlers "jam" session: 2 p.m., May 23. Join the Coffee Shop Fiddlers at the Interpretive Center as they have a little fun practicing and playing fiddle music. Come listen and join in.

Bluebird conservation story: 11 a.m. May 24. A presentation about the bluebird and what you can do to help it survive and thrive.

Loon, Minnesota's state bird: 1:30 p.m. May 24. Have you heard the "wail" of the loon and wished you knew more about Minnesota's state bird? Discover the calls of the loon, its habitat, food requirements and family life.

Amazing Amphibians: 3 p.m. May 24. Sibley State Park is a home for 10 of the 19 species of amphibians found in Minnesota. Learn about frogs, toads and salamanders.

Bald Eagle: 10:30 a.m. May 25. A PowerPoint program examining the life, culture and history dedicated to our national symbol, the bald eagle plus discover the bald eagles of Sibley.

Granite, Oak and Men: 2 p.m. May 25. The beautiful and skillfully constructed buildings in Sibley were built by unemployed World War I veterans who lived and worked here from 1935-38. The park naturalist will use a slide show and talk to explore the work and lives of the men of Sibley's Three Bears Camp.

Songs of the Forest: 9 a.m. May 30. The naturalist will lead a walk to various habitats to identify different bird songs and discuss the reasons for singing.

Fish features and facts: 10:30 a.m. May 30. We will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts along with playing the Fish Facts Quiz. This is a kids/parents program.

Remarkable Reptiles: 2 p.m. May 30. Sibley is home for 11 of the 29 species of reptiles found in Minnesota. Learn about snakes, turtles and lizards.

Bluebird conservation story: 11 a.m. May 31. A presentation about the bluebird and what you can do to help it survive and thrive.

Woodland Wildflowers: 2p.m., May 31. Following a presentation, participants will take a short walk to view Sibley's wildflowers.

To get your outdoors activity in the Conservation Calendar, mail a copy of a flier or handout to West Central Tribune, c/o Outdoors, Box 839, Willmar, MN 56201; fax to 320-235-6769; or email tjb@wctrib.com and put "Conservation Calendar" in the subject line. Submissions must be received by Wednesday to be published in the following weekend edition. No phone calls, please.

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