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September 2018

Public Bird Banding

September 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Earth Day Birding Festival

Join CNC’s expert bird banders every month as they catch, band and release songbirds on our Minnesota campus. Banding runs continuously and visitors may come and go at any time. Donations of birdseed or suet are greatly appreciated in lieu of a program fee.

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Fall Raptor Count & Hawk Watch

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Each fall, thousands of raptors and other bird migrants follow the St. Croix/Mississippi River Flyway south to their wintering grounds in the southern US and beyond. Our team of friendly spotters and greeters will set up behind the Administration Building to count raptor migrants as well as songbirds, gulls, and other southbound birds. Come ask questions, check in on the count totals, or participate in the count! Binoculars will be available upon request. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us…

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October 2018

MN Campus Saw-Whet Owl Banding

October 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Whitefaced owl

October  1st, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls. Space is limited so call early to reserve your spot. This program is weather dependent. Program fee: FREE

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Minnesota Campus Bird Hike

October 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join expert birders on a morning hike around the nature center. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Field guides and binoculars available to use or bring your own. Minnesota Campus hikes are led by bird expert Kevin Smith & Wisconsin Campus hikes are led by the St. Croix Valley Bird Club. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are…

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WI Campus Saw-Whet Owl Banding

October 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Whitefaced owl

October 11, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Wisconsin Campus Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls. Space is limited so call early to reserve your spot. This program is weather dependent. Program fee: FREE

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WI Campus Bird Hike

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Join the St. Croix Valley Bird Club on a morning hike on our beautiful WI campus. Learn to identify birds by sight and sound. Program fee: $6.00 or free for “Friends of CNC”, Hastings Environmental Protectors, Hastings High School students, and St. Croix Valley Bird Club members. Please RSVP at 651-437-4359 and let us know you are coming.

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Apple Fest

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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When: October 13 and 14, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Stop out and partake in Apple Fest. The event includes hay rides, live raptor programs, music, pumpkin decorating, apple brats and more. Carpenter Nature Center offers some of the most delicious and healthiest apples around the St. Croix Valley. We use eco friendly techniques and minimal sprays. You can purchase pies and other baked goods made with CNC apples from our volunteers. This free event is fun for all ages.

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Apple Fest

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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When: October 13 and 14, 10:00 am-5:00 pm Stop out and partake in Apple Fest. The event includes hay rides, live raptor programs, music, pumpkin decorating, apple brats and more. Carpenter Nature Center offers some of the most delicious and healthiest apples around the St. Croix Valley. We use eco friendly techniques and minimal sprays. You can purchase pies and other baked goods made with CNC apples from our volunteers. This free event is fun for all ages.

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MN Campus Saw-Whet Owl Banding

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Whitefaced owl

October  15th, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls. Space is limited so call early to reserve your spot. This program is weather dependent. Program fee: FREE

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WI Campus Saw-Whet Owl Banding

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wisconsin Campus, 300 East Cove Road
Hudson, WI 54016
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Whitefaced owl

October 25, 8:00 pm-10:00 pm. Wisconsin Campus Learn about the migration patterns of Saw-whet Owls. Join our naturalists as they venture out to band some of our native owls. Space is limited so call early to reserve your spot. This program is weather dependent. Program fee: FREE

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