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September 2020

Raptor Release

September 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Join us in Fall as the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center releases rehabilitated raptors to the water, prairie and forest of the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center. Visitors will enjoy watching 4-6 wild birds of prey take to the air after being rehabilitated by The Raptor Center’s veterinarians. The FREE event runs from 10 AM – 1 PM, with bird releases at 11:00 AM. For more information, please visit our Annual Events page by clicking here.

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Raptor Count and Hawk Watch

September 27 @ 10:00 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 U.S. and beyond. Our team of spotters and greeters will set up behind the Administration Building to count migrants including raptors, 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. Program Fee: FREE. For more information, please call 651-437-4359.

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October 2020

Apple Festival

October 10 - October 11
Carpenter Nature Center, 12805 St. Croix Trail S.
Hastings, MN 55033 United States
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Celebrate the fall at Carpenter Nature Center’s annual Apple Harvest. Join in our hayrides, children’s activities, live animals, music and great food. Spend time in our Visitors Center to learn of the habitat and animals of the St. Croix River Valley. Enjoy the spectacular fall colors of the river valley, and visit our neighboring orchards and their activities. Dates are Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm . For more information, please call 651-437-4359.…

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