Naturalist Larry Weber to speak at Jay Cooke
Jay Cooke State Park will host the following naturalist programs (all programs meet at the River Inn Visitor Center unless otherwise noted): Thursday, July 24, 8-9 p.m. "A Howwwwling Good Time" - Discover the life and trials of Canis Lupus, the N...
Jay Cooke State Park will host the following naturalist programs (all programs meet at the River Inn Visitor Center unless otherwise noted):
Thursday, July 24, 8-9 p.m. "A Howwwwling Good Time" - Discover the life and trials of Canis Lupus, the North American Gray Wolf, and how they must work together in order for the pack to survive life in the wilderness.
Friday, July 25, 8-9:30 p.m. "Ferns of the Forest" - Jay Cooke State Park is home to at least 24 different species of ferns and their relatives, several of which are threatened. Join guest naturalist Larry Weber for a short indoor presentation and walk to learn about these important plants of the forest.
Saturday, July 26, 1-4 p.m. "Minnaqua History Fishing Fun" - From willow sticks to the Ugly Stick, learn about the history of fishing on the St. Louis River. Try fishing with a variety of rigs and make your own pop can fishing rig to take home. The entire program involves crafts, kids' games, presentations and fishing in the river. Bring an empty pop can.
Saturday, July 26, 8-9 p.m. "Flutterby Jewels - Butterflies & Moths" - Explore the many fascinating ways that butterflies and moths have adapted to survive nature. Learn why they have spots, how caterpillars defend themselves and the best places to look for these jewels of the park.
Sunday, July 27, 1-2:30 p.m. "Hydroelectric Plant Tour" - For almost 100 years, Minnesota Power's Thomson hydro electric station has been providing electricity for surrounding communities. Learn about this engineering marvel by touring the plant facilities. Preregistration for this program is required. Participants must be 10 years old and up. Sign up at the River Inn Visitor Center.