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Conservation Calendar

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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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Trail Walk, Parker-Fremberg: 10 a.m. Oct. 16. Join the park naturalist on the Parker-Fremberg trail to discover the plants and animals of the oak savanna and visit the sites of families that lived here long ago. The trail is 1.5 miles long, gently rolling. Some binoculars are furnished.

Winter bird feeding: 2 p.m., Oct. 16. Learn about foods, feeders, bird identification and behavior of winter birds. Free bird feeder designs and information available.

Pondview trail walk: 10 a.m. Oct. 17. Explore the plants and animals found in and around a pond and why wetlands are important for people too during this talk and walk.

Geocaching for Beginners: 2 p.m. Oct. 17. Learn the basics about the rapidly growing hobby of geocaching, learn how it started and as well as a brief history on navigation. GPS units provided. Limit of 20, age 8 or older and children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservation required, register at the interpretive center.

Fish features and facts: 10 a.m. Oct. 18. Using fish pillows and posters we will examine fish parts, fish life, and Minnesota fish facts.

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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