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Jay Cooke State Park offers naturalist programs

AJ Maijala enjoys a snowshoe hike. There will be a Full Wolf Moon Snowshoe Hike at Jay Cooke State Park Friday from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Jan. 17.

Jay Cooke State Park is back into the swing of things and offering interpretive nature programs to the public. The following programs are free and open to the public:

Friday, Jan. 17, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. — Full Wolf Moon Snowshoe Hike

Snowshoe by the light of the full moon. January is known as the wolf moon in some Native American cultures. Learn about the life style and behavior of this Northwoods mammal during a short indoor presentation before being led outside on snowshoes under the tranquility of the full moon. Child and adult snowshoes are available to borrow. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Jay Cooke State Park at 218-384-4610 ext. 229.

Saturday, Jan. 18, 1-2:30 p.m. — Winter Bird I.D.

Ever wonder what kinds of birds are flocking to the bird feeders? Learn how to identify some common Minnesota winter birds, what their favorite foods are and make and take your own winter bird mobile. Binoculars are available to use. Meet at the River Inn Interpretive Center. Pre-register by calling Jay Cooke State Park at 218-384-4610 ext. 229.